The World According to Humphrey

Humans are weird! But by watching them closely, school hamster Humphrey learns lots about life… When Humphrey is bought as a classroom pet for Room 26, he’s told that observing another species is a great way to wise up. And it’s true! He loves checking out what happens in the schoolroom. Plus, each weekend he gets to sleep over with a different pupil in a real human home. Soon this little fluffball is helping his human friends solve their problems. (Smart as well as cute! Who could resist?) Sadly, there’s one person who can resist: grumpy teacher Mrs Brisbane. What’s her problem? Can Humphrey find a way to win her round?

  • A new look for this much-loved, bestselling series
  • Adorable look at the world through a hamster’s eyes
  • Funny, heartwarming, original and deliciously charming
  • Touching stories which explore real human problems

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    Betty G. Birney

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


    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.

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