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The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney

The World According to Humphrey

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The World According to Humphrey.

The World According to Humphrey: Read this as a read aloud book. After finishing the book she purchased a stuffed hamster off of Amazon. Each student got to take their Humphrey home with them and then write in Humphrey's journal what he did.

The World According to Humphrey: Read this as a read aloud book. After finishing the book she purchased a stuffed hamster off of Amazon. Each student got to take their Humphrey home with them and then write in Humphrey's journal what he did.

The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney Novel Study $

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY
by Betty G. Birney

Accelerated Reader: Level: 4.2. Pts. 4.
Number of Multiple Choice Questions on Quiz: 10.


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Book Description: A likeable hamster narrates this novel for newly independent readers. A warmhearted substitute teacher brings Humphrey to Room 26, explaining, "You can learn a lot about yourself by taking care of another species." Unfortunately, when Mrs. Brisbane returns to school, she is less than enthusiastic about taking on a class pet, and is unaware of the impact that the hamster has on the students, as well as on the families with whom he spends his weekends.

Humphrey manages to bring out hidden courage and kindness in those he visits. He helps the members of one family turn off the TV and rediscover the pleasure of one another's company; he encourages a shy girl to speak up; and he even helps the principal gain control over his own less-than-obedient offspring.

Humphrey's unique opportunity to observe the students, both at school and at home, develops into a compelling picture of Room 26. The hamster's experiences at Mrs. Brisbane's house round out that portrait.

Birney succeeds in developing the animal's character without the narrative becoming too cute or contrived. Humphrey's views underscore the importance of knowing the full story before making judgments, and his presence makes a positive difference in the lives of the people he meets. All in all, a winning book that will appeal to children who like tales about animals, school life, and friendship.

World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Bimey

U.K. Honors
The World According to Humphrey - a Richard and Judy Book
Adventure According to Humphrey - 2008 World Book Day Book
My Creepy Crawly Camping Adventure - a Richard and Judy Book
My Treasure Hunt Trouble - 2011 World Book Day Book

U.K. Honors
The World According to Humphrey - a Richard and Judy Book
Adventure According to Humphrey - 2008 World Book Day Book
My Creepy Crawly Camping Adventure - a Richard and Judy Book
My Treasure Hunt Trouble - 2011 World Book Day Book