Humphrey's Really Wheely Racing Day (Humphrey's Tiny Tales Series #1)

Humphrey's Really Wheely Racing Day (Humphrey's Tiny Tales Series #1)

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by Betty G. Birney, Priscilla Burris
     
 

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Everyone’s favorite classroom pet is now starring in chapter books!
 
Humphrey is one happy hamster. He lives in Room 26 at Longfellow School. He has a big comfy cage with a wheel perfect for spinning and a room full of friends. But when Humphrey goes to Mandy’s house one weekend, he learns that her hamster has something Humphrey has

Overview

Everyone’s favorite classroom pet is now starring in chapter books!
 
Humphrey is one happy hamster. He lives in Room 26 at Longfellow School. He has a big comfy cage with a wheel perfect for spinning and a room full of friends. But when Humphrey goes to Mandy’s house one weekend, he learns that her hamster has something Humphrey has never seen before—a hamster car!
 
Humphrey wants one, too, but school is not usually the place for toys. Then his teacher talks about bringing in something special for a project. Is Humphrey getting a really wheely surprise?
 
With adorable illustrations and an easy reading level, Humphrey’s Tiny Tales are just right for emergent readers.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Birney has created the kind of series that first- and second-grade readers will love. It’s set in school, the vocabulary is accessible, the font and spacing are generous, and the frequent illustrations tie the story together. New readers will be 'HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY' to see this promising new series." -Kirkus Reviews
Kirkus Reviews
2014-06-10
Humphrey, the classroom hamster, is back, this time in a new series for chapter-book readers.Newly-independent readers are in for a treat with these stories of Humphrey’s adventures on the weekends. Each Friday afternoon, the suspense builds for the little hamster hero as he finds out where his temporary home will be. In this first outing, Humphrey goes home with Mandy (nicknamed Don’t-Complain-Mandy-Payne) and makes friends with her pet hamster, Winky. Winky has a hamster car, propelled by a plastic hamster wheel, and Humphrey is impressed. He loves his own little ball, but it’s not nearly as fabulous as Winky’s car. When Mrs. Brisbane buys a car for Humphrey, the class decides to have a race day—Winky versus Humphrey, and Og, the class frog, versus George, the frog from another class. In the second story (publishing simultaneously), Humphrey’s Playful Puppy Problem,Humphrey goes home with Richie, who plans to use Humphrey in his science experiment. Humphrey has to fend off a too-loving puppy called Poppy and fix the experiment when the pup’s exuberance proves to be too much for it. Birney has created the kind of series that first- and second-grade readers will love. It’s set in school, the vocabulary is accessible, the font and spacing are generous, and the frequent illustrations tie the story together.New readers will be “HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY” to see this promising new series. (Animal fantasy. 5-8)
School Library Journal
06/01/2014
K-Gr 3—Friday is always an exciting day for Humphrey, the class hamster. That's when he finds out where he will spend the weekend away from his usual home at Longfellow School. This time it will be Mandy's house. Her own hamster, Winky, has his very own hamster-size car. Humphrey falls in love with driving the first time he's behind the wheel and wishes he had his own car to race Winky. Lucky for him, the teacher in Room 26 is able to make his dream a reality. This is an appealing story for children making the transition from easy readers to chapter books. Humphrey is a sweet protagonist who makes amusing observations about the students. The black-and-white illustrations throughout support the simple text. Purchase where transitional chapter books are needed.—Beth Cuddy, Seward Elementary School, Auburn, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399252013
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/28/2014
Series:
Humphrey's Tiny Tales Series, #1
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,157,068
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
500L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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From the Publisher
"Birney has created the kind of series that first- and second-grade readers will love. It’s set in school, the vocabulary is accessible, the font and spacing are generous, and the frequent illustrations tie the story together. New readers will be 'HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY' to see this promising new series." -Kirkus Reviews

"This title has the same characters, humorous action, and gentle tone of the original, but the large print, short chapters, and numerous cartoon-style illustrations make this one suitable for readers new to chapter books."–School Library Journal

Meet the Author

Betty G. Birney has won many awards for writing for television, including an Emmy, three Humanitas Prizes, and a Writers Guild of America Award. In addition to the Humphrey series, she is the author of The Seven Wonders of Sassafrass Springs and The Princess and the Peabody's. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where her parents grew up as neighbors on Humphrey Street.

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Humphrey's Really Wheely Racing Day 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love thes humphry books even thogh i do not have a hamster. I think that even if you do not have a hamster you can still red thes books. If you do have a hamster you will love thes books. I hope you like thes books as much as i ddo!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
book is awsome