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Surprises According to Humphrey (Humphrey Series #4)
     

Surprises According to Humphrey (Humphrey Series #4)

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by Betty G. Birney, Hal Hollings (Read by)
 

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A classroom hamster has to be ready for anything, but suddenly there are LOTS-LOTS-LOTS of big surprises in Humphreys’ world. Some are exciting, such as a new hamster ball. But some are scary, such as a run-in with a cat and a new janitor who might be from another planet. Even with all that’s going on, Humphrey finds time to help his classmates with

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A classroom hamster has to be ready for anything, but suddenly there are LOTS-LOTS-LOTS of big surprises in Humphreys’ world. Some are exciting, such as a new hamster ball. But some are scary, such as a run-in with a cat and a new janitor who might be from another planet. Even with all that’s going on, Humphrey finds time to help his classmates with their problems. But will Mrs. Brisbane’s unsqueakable surprise be too much for Humphrey to handle?

“Humphrey is a witty, fun, and lovable character with great kid appeal.”-School Library Journal

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This fourth book in the "Humphrey the Hamster" series picks up with Humphrey and Og—the frog who lives in the tank next door in Mrs. Brisbane's classroom—facing a number of dilemmas. Mrs. Brisbane may well retire at the end of the year. Garth and AJ, two students in the class, don't seem to be getting along as well as they used to and another student, Heidi, just can't seem to remember to raise her hand and be respectful to others. To top everything off, Aldo the custodian seems to have disappeared and been replaced by an alien! Humphrey works throughout the book to solve the various dilemmas and mysteries that face him and his friends. Along the way, he learns a lot about geography, math, reading, and standardized test-taking. As always, the Humphrey books are offered up with a great deal of gentle humor and the expectation that young readers understand and appreciate the good a hamster can do on his weekend trips to students' homes. This is a fun and fast read for younger students, especially those interested in classroom pets. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.
School Library Journal

Gr 2-4- Classroom pet extraordinaire Humphrey, a golden hamster, returns in his fourth novel. Spring has arrived, and Mrs. Brisbane's students are preparing for some important tests. Humphrey learns with them as they work on math problems and vocabulary words, which he records in his tiny notebook. He also engages in adventures like coming face-to-face with a cat named Sweetums, motivating senior citizens at a rehab center, and wandering the empty halls of school at night. Furthermore, Mrs. Wright, the whistle-blowing, rule-enforcing P.E. teacher, is out to get him, and he worries that Mrs. Brisbane will decide to retire. With his usual flare, Humphrey plots to help his humans overcome their problems. Each chapter ends with a definition from his Dictionary of Wonderful Words . Humphrey is a witty, fun, and lovable character with great kid appeal. This tale can be read independently of the previous novels.-Alison Grant, Ruby S. Thomas Elementary School, Las Vegas, NV

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441858597
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
07/20/2010
Series:
Humphrey Series , #4
Edition description:
Unabridged
Sales rank:
1,357,264
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Betty G. Birney has written episodes for numerous children’s television shows, including Madeline, Doug, and Bobby’s World, as well as after-school specials and a television movie, Mary Christmas. She has won many awards for her work, including an Emmy, three Humanitas Prizes, a Writers Guild of America Award, and the Christopher Award. In addition to the Humphrey books, she is the author of The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs and The Princess and the Peabodys. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Betty G. Birney lives in Los Angeles with her husband, an actor.

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Surprises According to Humphrey 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
This book is anazing you should totally get it! I give it a 5 Star! Read the other books too
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased #1 in the series and read the book to first and second graders. They loved the story - both the boys and girls. I only read book one to them even though I have all 6 in the series. I highly recommend the Humphrey series. The children couldn't wait until Wednesdays when I came in to helpout and for me to start reading. Since I started later in the school season I only finished book one. Next school year I will start out with the Humphrey series and get to read more books to them. Please note that the first and second graders are in one class, so the first graders will have already experienced Humphrey. Also, some of the children went out and bought their own Humphrey adventures. HUMPHREY IS GREAT
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EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
A favorable review: enjoyable & entertaining reading as well as good for pleasure reading. Another well-developed chapter book by Betty Birney is in store for you with this novel, Surprises According to Humphrey. You should enjoy Humphrey and the students of room 26. Why are A.J. and Garth not speaking to each other? What does Heidi need to work on? Where does Humphrey go with Mr. Brisbane? Where is Aldo? And who is Amy? These and many more surprises are in store for you in this tale. Surprises According to Humphrey has an exciting & daring protagonist, a great storyline, and plenty of surprises to keep you enjoying this adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i want to buy this book but ill see if i can go to the store !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading Surprises According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney. Hope you read it