Trouble According to Humphrey #3

by Betty G. Birney

Hardcover, 2007



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G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (2007), Edition: 1St Edition, 167 pages


Humphrey, the pet hamster of Longfellow School's Room 26, relates the ups and downs experienced by his human classmates as they begin a project to create a model town complete with houses and community services.


Triple Crown Awards (Nominee — 2010)


Original language


Physical description

167 p.; 5.75 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member ChazziFrazz
This is an entertaining and lesson teaching book for young readers. Classified at age 8 and up, it could be read out loud by adult or child.

Humphrey is the classroom hampster for Room 26. He adds to the learning experience of the students by needing to be taken care of during school and when he
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goes home with a student on the weekends, giving them responsibility for someone/something.

Humphrey enjoys his 'job' and takes it quite seriously along with his concern for his students. When Golden-Miranda gets in trouble for Humphrey being out of his cage he worries how he can correct things. You see, she didn't leave the cage unlocked, Humphrey has discovered how to unlock it and get out on his own! But being a hamster and only able to squeak in Hamster-ese and not English, he has to figure out a way to let the student know. This also means giving up his freedom.

There are other students that he is concerned about and he goes about helping them. And then there is the city of Humphreyville that the class creates to study how cities run! They decided that Humphrey is so important that he deserves to have the city named after him!

An enjoyable read with lessons that can be learned.
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LibraryThing member benuathanasia
Oh, Humphrey! You and the best laid plans of mice (hamsters) and men...
The buildup of this addition is paced nicely and solved acceptably. We also get a continuation of several issues from the previous book, which I greatly appreciate.




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