'The time had arrived to put my plan into action. I was in grave danger and I had no choice. I only had one weapon: a rubber band. It had taken me a long time to get it hooked around the edge of my food dish. Now I carefully pulled it back as far as I could, aiming directly at those big doggy nostrils.' You can learn a lot about life by observing another species. That's what Humphrey was told when he was bought as a classroom pet for Room 26. And it's definitely true! In addition to his classroom escapades, each weekend he gets to sleep over with a different student like Stop-Giggling-Gail and Repeat-That-Please-Richie. Humphrey learns to read, write, shoot rubber bands and much more. With adventures galore, Humphrey's life would be absolutely perfect if only the teacher, Mrs Brisbane, wasn't out to get him . . .
Join Humphrey the hamster for his third adventure - and this one is going to be packed with trouble! When all sorts of problems crop up in the classroom, from Pay-Attention-Art's marks going down, to Golden-Miranda finding herself in big trouble, Humphrey must step in to lend a helping paw. Using his charm, resourcefulness and wisdom, he's certain to have a plan. This third instalment follows the brilliantly successful The World According to Humphrey and Friendship According to Humphrey.
Dear Friends, I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE my job as the classroom hamster of Room 26. But when our teacher, Mrs Brisbane, didn't show up for school, I was unsqueakably worried about what had happened to her. Then a supply teacher, the mysterious Mr E, arrived and everything changed. Class was fun, but were my classmates learning anything? And what had happened to our wonderful teacher? I had my paws full as I gathered clues to solve the mystery and also tried to help my friends deal with their problems. At last, on Halloween, everything was revealed . . . but in a frightful and delightful way! Your furry friend, Humphrey
Everyone's favourite hamster has another adventure in Room 26 and beyond! In this eleventh book in the bestselling 'According to Humphrey' series, Humphrey and his friends in Room 26 let their imaginations loose! Ahead of a big author visit to Longfellow Elementary School, they try writing their own stories, but Humphrey worries that hamsters don't have any imagination; he's finding creative writing just too hard. While he helps out his friends in Room 26, and the new school pet Gigi, a guinea pig, Humphrey encounters real, live parrots, dragons and even ghosts . . . and finally manages to let his imagination soar.
Britain's best-loved, best-selling hamster is back! But not for long as this time he's off on holiday and he wants to tell you all about the FUN-FUN-FUN times there are to be had along the way! So far Humphrey has won the Richard and Judy Children's Bookclub, been a World Book Day selection, and sold over half a million copies of his adventures in the UK alone.
A classroom hamster has to be ready for anything, but suddenly there are LOTS-LOTS-LOTS of big surprises in Humphrey's world. Some are exciting, like a new hamster ball. But some are scary, like a run-in with a cat and a new janitor who might be from another planet. But even with all that's going on, Humphrey finds time to help his classmates with their problems. But will Mrs. Brisbane's unsqueakable surprise be too much for Humphrey to handle?
Dear Friends Jingle bells and dancing snowflakes, Christmas was coming and suddenly my life as a classroom hamster became unsqueakably exciting! The music teacher, Miss Lark, spent a lot of time in Room 26, preparing our class for Longfellow School's Winter Wonderland show so there was plenty of FUN-FUN-FUN. But my classmates were also having some BIG-BIG-BIG problems. Could one small hamster solve them on his own? Luckily, the spirit of the season managed to shine through and in the end it was definitely a Christmas to remember. Season's squeaking to all, Humphrey
Ahoy, maties! I've had my share of adventures as the beloved pet hamster of Room 26. But when I heard about the sailing competition on Potter's Pond, I longed for a BIG-BIG-BIGGER adventure of my own. Believe me, I got it ...but it wasn't all smooth sailing. I helped out my classmates Gail, Richie and Kirk, took an unsqueakably dangerous (but thrilling) voyage of my own, and even came face-to-face with a pirate! To top it all off, I just had to tell you about all the extra adventures that happened along the way: I got to know even more of my friends from Longfellow School, and faced a BIG-BIG-BIGGER surprise than ever! Would I do it again? Aye-aye, you bet I would! It's all in a day's work for me! Your extra-adventurous pal, Humphrey
The adventures in Humphrey's Room 26 are hopping back into the spotlight, from the perspective of Og the Frog! When Og the Frog first comes to Room 26, he doesn't know what to think. He misses his friends from the pond, there are all kinds of strange noises, and the water is his tank just might be too clean (you know, a little muck never hurt anyone). But the furry, squeaky fellow living next to him is endlessly entertaining, the kids sure are friendly, and--BING, BANG, BOING!--they put big fat crickets right into his tank. All of this gives Og lots of ideas for one of his favorite passtimes--making up poems and songs. But he gets stumped when talk turns to sending him back to the pond. Will he have to say good-bye to Tabitha whose whole life just changed like his? Or Mandy who just started seeing the bright side of things with his help? And Humphrey, who he's finally beginning to figure out? Og's frog's-eye view of the world is curious, sympathetic, and poetic, and the perfect companion to The World According to Humphrey.
The perfect gift, this new edition in Betty G. Birney's bestselling series brings together her first three stories about Humphrey the classroom hamster. Discover the wisdom, wit and brilliance of the nation's best-loved furry friend as he tells you all about the World, Friendship and Trouble, all according to his Humphreyness! Dear Friends, Being a classroom hamster is an unsqueakably exciting job. I get to visit my classmates' houses on weekends and have lots of great adventures. I've helped my friends like Speak-Up Sayeh and Lower-Your-Voice-A.J. solve their problems and I've even helped our teacher, Mrs. Brisbane. I've also met another classroom pet (a frog named Og), taken an exciting ride on a train and helped a magician with his act! I've had so many adventures, I've put some of them into one great book of my very favourites. I hope you'll have as much FUN-FUN-FUN reading them as I did writing them! Your friend, Humphrey