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26 October 2008 @ 09:13 am
The World According to Humphrey, by Betty G. Birney  
The World According to Humphrey
By: Betty G. Birney

Spoilers Behind the Cut: Mild

Summary: You can learn a lot about life by observing another species. That's what Humphrey was told when he was first broght 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!

Says Risa: Humphrey is pretty much the world's most adorable and interesting fictional hamster. This book and it's sequels are all so good-good-good! The writing is clearly geared toward younger kids, so don't be expecting any profound literary challenge from reading this (unless, of course, you are a kid) but if you want to read something that'll make you giggle and feel great all over, Humphrey is definitely worth it. As Birney says, "You can learn a lot about life by observing another species!"

Rating: 4/3
Current Mood: rushedrushed
Milly: [Phoenix Wright] Victorydescuidada on October 26th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
I'm definably going to read this! I need a book that will cheer me up.

Thank you, for the review. :)