El Mundo de Acuerdo a Humphrey.pdf
The story of everyone’s favorite classroom pet is now available in Spanish!
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-thatdoesn’t- lock. His life would be perfect, if only the teacher, Mrs. Brisbane, wasn’t out to get him!
"Humphrey's views underscore the importance of knowing the full story before making judgments, and his presence makes a positive difference in the lives of the people he meets. All in all, a winning book that will appeal to children who like tales about animals, school life, and friendship."School Library Journal
"A likable hamster narrates this novel for newly independent readers….Birney succeeds in developing the animal’s character without the narrative becoming too cute or contrived. Humphrey's views underscore the importance of knowing the full story before making judgments, and his presence makes a positive difference in the lives of the people he meets. All in all, a winning book that will appeal to children who like tales about animals, school life, and friendship."—School Library Journal
"The story deftly avoids triteness while still feeling breezy and acknowledging deeply felt troubles, such as Mrs. Brisbane's husband’s depression. The pet-care tips punctuating each chapter would benefit any youngster thinking about getting a hamster, but for everyone else, this read is simply good-good-good."—Kirkus Reviews
Awards and Honors for the Humphrey series:
The World According to Humphrey Winner Children’s Crown Award Winner Iowa Children’s Choice Award Winner Rhode Island Children’s Book Award Winner Pennsylvania’s Keystone to Reading Book Award Winner Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Award Winner Oklahoma’s Sequoyah Book Award Winner Washington State’s Sasquatch Reading Award Winner Golden Sower Award (NE) Maud Hart Lovelace Award 2nd Place (MN) Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Honor Book Nevada Young Readers Award Nominee
Sunshine State Award Master List (FL) Louisiana Young Readers Choice Award Nominee Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award Nominee South Carolina Children’s Book Award Nominee North Carolina Children’s Book Award Nominee Beehive Award Nominee (UT) Young Hoosier Award Nominee (IN) Bluestem Book Award Nominee (IL) Kennebec Valley Book Award Nominee (ME) Bank St. Children’s Book Committee Starred Best Book of the Year North Carolina Battle of the Books
Friendship According to Humphrey
2006 Christopher Award Winner, Winner Children’s Crown Award, Bank St. Children’s Book Committee Best Book of the Year, Iowa Children’s Choice Nominee, New York Library Association Best Book of the Season Sub rights sold by agent: UK, Japan, Holland, Hungary, Arabic Trouble According to Humphrey
A Bank Street Children’s Book Committee Best Book of the Year, Children’s Crown Award Nominee, Land of Enchantment Book Award Nominee (NM) Surprises According to Humphrey
A BookSense Pick, Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List Selection, Iowa Children’s Choice Nominee, Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List, California Collection Selection. Adventure According to Humphrey
Land of Enchantment Book Award Nominee (NM), Children’s Crown Award Honor Book Summer According to Humphrey
SCIBA Book Award Finalist, California Collection selection, Children’s Crown Award nominee
Betty G. Birney has won many awards for writing for television, including an Emmy, three Humanitas Prizes, and a Writers Guild of America Award. Her website (www.bettybirney.com) is full of fun Humphrey activities and information.
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.