Surprises According to Humphrey (Humphrey Series #4)

Surprises According to Humphrey (Humphrey Series #4)

by Betty G. Birney


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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142412961
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/08/2009
Series: Humphrey Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 58,622
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Betty G. Birney has won many awards for writing for television, including an Emmy, three Humanitas Prizes, and a Writers Guild of America Award, and she won the Christopher Award for Friendship According to Humphrey. In addition to the Humphrey series, she is the author of The Seven Wonders of Sassafrass Springs and The Princess and the Peabody's. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where her parents grew up as neighbors on Humphrey Street. Her website,, is full of fun Humphrey activities and information.

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Surprises According to Humphrey 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is anazing you should totally get it! I give it a 5 Star! Read the other books too
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased #1 in the series and read the book to first and second graders. They loved the story - both the boys and girls. I only read book one to them even though I have all 6 in the series. I highly recommend the Humphrey series. The children couldn't wait until Wednesdays when I came in to helpout and for me to start reading. Since I started later in the school season I only finished book one. Next school year I will start out with the Humphrey series and get to read more books to them. Please note that the first and second graders are in one class, so the first graders will have already experienced Humphrey. Also, some of the children went out and bought their own Humphrey adventures. HUMPHREY IS GREAT
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EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
A favorable review: enjoyable & entertaining reading as well as good for pleasure reading. Another well-developed chapter book by Betty Birney is in store for you with this novel, Surprises According to Humphrey. You should enjoy Humphrey and the students of room 26. Why are A.J. and Garth not speaking to each other? What does Heidi need to work on? Where does Humphrey go with Mr. Brisbane? Where is Aldo? And who is Amy? These and many more surprises are in store for you in this tale. Surprises According to Humphrey has an exciting & daring protagonist, a great storyline, and plenty of surprises to keep you enjoying this adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i want to buy this book but ill see if i can go to the store !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading Surprises According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney. Hope you read it