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The World According to Humphrey Paperback – May 5, 2005
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The lexile range for the Humphrey series is roughly 640-730... which translates to a 3rd-5th grade reading level, regardless of your child's chronological age. Can younger kids enjoy hearing the story? Of course. Can older kids get a kick out of it? For sure. I just want other people to know that this is a series geared toward the secondary set, 8-11 years old, despite a number of reviews that may have you saying "Wait a minute..."
Betty G. Birney has struck gold with Humprey, and he's featured in two more books, FRIENDSHIP ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY and TROUBLE ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY. Like the first book, the next two in the series focus on kid issues and the kind of learning that goes on at a young age.
When Ms. Mac purchases Humphrey from the pet store, he doesn't know that he's destined to be placed in Room 26 at the school. Nor does he know that his beloved Ms. Mac is going to leave him there. But she does. However, before she leaves, she tells him to help out the kids and the teacher in the room as much as he can. Humphrey agrees to do that, but he feels very sad.
The emotions that Birney conveys throughout her story is charming. Young readers/listeners will joy at Humprehy's triumphs, and feel sad when they find out the stories of the kids that go to school with him. The way the author paints Humphrey as being looked at but not listened to is something that a lot of kids will probably empathize with. Grown-ups don't always seem to get it when the world is presented through a kid's-eye view.
The chapters are short and punchy, starting and ending a segment of the story that will leave listeners in a good place each time, but still wanting to know what will happen next. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY is a fantastic book to read to youngsters before bedtime. Each chapter only takes a few minutes and is easily understood while containing a lot of emotion.Read more ›
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Had to read it for kids school "One school, One book" and they absolutely loved it. They didn't want to stop reading it. They loved it so much we bought some other book.Published 14 days ago by lmag
My son & I came across this delightful series of Humphrey books on scholastic news. When the school didn't offer more, I was super happy to find them on amazon. Read morePublished 15 days ago by geewiz
The cover of the book appeared in English and I ended up with a version my children can't read. Bad service.Published 18 days ago by Catherine Emmett
Just finished reading this book to my first grade class. They LOVED it and are BEGGING for me to read more "Humphrey books"!Published 25 days ago by Michele Robertson
I started getting Humphrey books for my granddaughter. Big hit! Her teacher is using her books in class too! Big Hit!!Published 27 days ago by J H
My daughter is a huge fan of the hamster.
She already owns another book of this cute little hamster.
Thank you for this awesome product. Read more
when Humphrey made his own guide to the hamsters I thought I was in heaven!Published 2 months ago by Christopher P Black