The world according to Humphrey (Humphrey The Hamster, Book 1) by Birney, Betty G (#33144U0)


The world according to Humphrey (Humphrey The Hamster, Book 1)

by Birney, Betty G
Paperback (mass market) Puffin Books, c2004, p2005


From the Publisher
The first book in the series about everyone's favorite classroom pet

You can learn a lot about life by observing another species. That's what Humphrey was told when he was first brought to Room 26. And boy, is it true In addition to having FUN-FUN-FUN in class, each weekend this amazing hamster gets to sleep over with a different student, like Lower-Your-Voice-A.J. and Speak-Up-Sayeh. Soon Humphrey learns to read, write, and even shoot rubber bands (only in self-defense, of course). With lots of friends to help, adventures to enjoy, and a cage with a lock-that-doesn't- lock, Humphrey's life is almost perfect. If only the teacher, Mrs. Brisbane, wasn't out to get him

Boys and girls can't help falling in love with Humphrey

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 03/01/04
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 04/01/04
  • Horn Book Magazine, 10/01/04
  • Kirkus Reviews, 01/01/04
  • Library Media Connection, 11/01/04
  • Publishers Weekly, 01/19/04
  • School Library Journal, 04/01/04
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/10
Product Details
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publication Date: May 5, 2005
  • Format: Paperback (mass market)
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 124 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-14-240352-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-14-240352-5
  • Follett Number: 33144U0
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 4.2
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.2
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 4
  • AR Quiz: 77182EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.6
  • Reading Counts Points: 8
  • Lexile: 670L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: Q