The World According to Humphrey

You can learn a lot about life by observing another species. That’s what Humphrey the hamster was told when he was bought as a classroom pet for Room 26. And it’s true! As well as his classroom escapades, each weekend he gets to sleep over with a different student, like Stop-Giggling-Gail and Repeat-That-Please-Richie. With adventures galore, Humphrey’s life would be perfect… if only the teacher, Mrs Brisbane, wasn’t out to get him! This hilarious look at the world from a hamster’s perspective is deliciously charming and completely true to life. Wise, original and very funny, it’s human life seen from a hamster’s point of view!

most of you loved this

Fun Stuff

Activities

Recent reviews

  • I have listened to this book on CD. Greg Proops read the book and it made me laugh. I like how he voices Humphrey and the other characters in the book.

    26 June 2015

  • liked it

    I read this book at my school and it was surprisingly really good I would defiantly recommend this book to a friend

    4 March 2014

  • loved it

    This book was absolutely adorable! It is from Humphrey’s point of view and he has little hilarious side comments.

    9 January 2014

  • loved it

    I loved this book! My Gran bought it for me and once I began to read it I couldn’t stop! It was so hilarious and Humphrey is so wise and very funny. I recommend this for younger readers or a short funny red for older readers!

    9 June 2013

  • loved it

    Love it love it love it love it love it. This book is perfect for children because it set in a classroom and it teaches the children in that school responsibility who couldn’t love Humphrey.

    26 March 2013

See all reviews

Authors

  • 127391 betty birney 1 766900

    Betty G. Birney

    Betty G. Birney is author of the much-loved World According to Humphrey books.

    Awards

    The Humphrey books have won several awards in the US, including the Christopher award for Friendship According to Humphrey and many children’s choice awards.

Look inside

  • Preview 0
  • Preview 1
  • Preview 2
  • Preview 3

Rate this book

  1. loved it
  2. liked it
  3. okay
  4. not for me
  5. rubbish
Write about this book