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H is for Humphrey! #AtoZ Challenge

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Hey how are ya? I couldn’t let today go by without sharing another book with you today! Today’s book is about a hamster. EEEEK!! I know I know, if small critters freak you out then you’re in good company.

Secrets According to Humphrey

 

To be sure, little scurrying creatures give me the willies, but you hafta admit, this little guy looks adorbs in his Egyptian garb.  Here’s a blurb about this lovable title:

So many secrets are flying around Room 26 that Humphrey can barely keep track. Mrs. Brisbane knows a student is leaving, but Humphrey can’t figure out which one. (Even more confusing, Mrs. Brisbane seems unsqueakably happy about it.) The class is studying the Ancient Egyptians, and some of the kids have made up secret clubs and secret codes. Even Aldo is holding back news from Humphrey.

Humphrey’s job as classroom pet is to help his humans solve their problems, but all these secrets are making it HARD-HARD-HARD!

I know, right?  Perfect for the middle grade reader who’s fairly new to longer chapter books.

Tell me; did you have a class pet?

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.

11 replies on “H is for Humphrey! #AtoZ Challenge”

When I was teaching high school, I had a bird in the room–actually a baby bird that I had rescued and needed to feed 3 times a day with an eyedropper. Every time it got hungry it would screech like a banshee and I’m not sure how any of us got anything accomplished that semester!

I even like the name for the rodent. Not so much the varmint itself though. Too much like a mouse *shiver*. Plus I had a bad experience with one years ago. Still remember those sharp little teeth clamping down on my thumb.

I love the varmints in books! Not so much in real life, as in face to face.
This book sounds adorable!
In elementary school, the school had a residence at the back, probably the property owner’s, where they bred pigs. One of them would amble into the class every other day and of course, delight us! We loved the piglets more!

I love this! Give me an animal in a book any day. I don’t recall any classroom pets growing up, but I get the be the veterinarian for a number of them now.

Yes we had class pets and I remember looking after them over holidays at times but I don’t recall what they were at all. Fun post.

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