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!

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  • 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

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    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

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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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