School Days According to Humphrey (Humphrey Series #7)

School Days According to Humphrey (Humphrey Series #7)

4.6 42
by Betty G. Birney
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Humphrey is excited to get back to Room 26 and see all his old classmates. But on the first day of school, a bunch of strange kids arrive and no matter how loudly he squeaks up, they don't realize they're in the wrong room! Once Humphrey gets over the shock of being with a whole new group of students, he gets busy learning all about them and their problems. There's

…  See more details below

Overview

Humphrey is excited to get back to Room 26 and see all his old classmates. But on the first day of school, a bunch of strange kids arrive and no matter how loudly he squeaks up, they don't realize they're in the wrong room! Once Humphrey gets over the shock of being with a whole new group of students, he gets busy learning all about them and their problems. There's Rolling-Rosie, who can pop wheelies with her wheelchair, Tall-Paul and Small- Paul, who don't like to hear about their height, Hurry-Up-Harry, who loses track of time, and more.

He hasn't forgotten about his friends from last year, and of course they miss him a ton. But when they start talking about taking him from Mrs. Brisbane's room, Humphrey gets unsqueakably nervous. How could he say good-bye to Mrs. Brisbane and Og for good?

Nominated for twenty-one state awards and the winner of seven, the Humphrey series is a hit across the country.

Editorial Reviews

Humphrey can't believe it. This brainy hamster expected to return to school to a classroom full of familiar faces; instead, he now surrounded by strange kids with a whole new set of problems. Another entertaining furry animal romp by award-winning young readers author Betty G. Birney. Ages nine thru 12.

Children's Literature - Janice DeLong
When summer is over and the first day of school arrives, Humphrey must stow his writing equipment and prepare for his role as classroom hamster. Having finally adjusted to the new teacher, Mrs. Brisbane, he is eagerly anticipating the return of familiar students to Room 26. However, when an entire class of strange faces fills the room, Humphrey is completely confused. He wonders what has happened to the friendly children from last school year. As the day wears on, Humphrey senses trouble in little spots all over the room. The two Pauls' do not like each other, Harry seems to be late for everything, Holly is too helpful to Rosie who is in a wheelchair. Soon, Humphrey realizes that this class needs him just as much or more than the students he knew so well and loved from the past school year. In his ingenious way, the classroom hamster finds creative ways to help Tall Paul and Small Paul, Harry, Holly, and Rosie. Readers may find subtle parallels to the well-known fable of "The Lion and The Mouse" in this contemporary tale in a setting that will appeal to all readers. This title is volume seven the "According to Humphrey" series. Reviewer: Janice DeLong

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399254130
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
06/30/2011
Series:
Humphrey Series, #7
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
377,948
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 5.88(h) x 0.66(d)
Lexile:
640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Betty G. Birney lives in Los Angeles, California. Her web site is full of fun Humphrey activities and information.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >