Saturday, February 9, 2013

Student Saturday: The World According to Humphrey - Betty G. Birney

Student Reviewer: Emily   

From Goodreads:
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 his classroom escapades, 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). Humphrey has friends, adventures, and a cage with a lock-that doesn’t- lock. His life would be perfect, if only the teacher, Mrs. Brisbane, wasn’t out to get him!

Student's Thoughts:
This book is one of the best books I have ever read!  Humphrey is a hamster that lived with Mrs. Mac and she brings him to school because he is the classroom pet.  One day Mrs. Mac tells Humphrey  something.  She is moving back to Brazil!  The truth is she was a sub teacher for about two years for Mrs. Bristone because her husband got hurt in a car accident. I recommend this book to someone who loves animals and is up for laughing and adventure.



  1. My students love these books! It was on our readers choice award last year and they were eating the series up! :)

  2. It is great when kids find books they can really get into.