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After the holidays, Humphrey is shocked by a big surprise in
Room 26-a new class pet! Humphrey tries to be welcoming, but Og the frog
doesn't respond to any of his friendly squeaks or visits (remember, he
has a lock-that-doesn't-lock). Plus, the students are so interested in
Og, they almost stop paying attention to Humphrey altogether. Humphrey
doesn't like the mad-bad-sad feelings he's had since Og came, but
luckily he still gets to have adventures with different kids on the
weekends.  Friendship can be tricky, but Humphrey is an intrepid
problem-solver. If any hamster can become buddies with a frog, he
can.

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Reviews for Friendship According to Humphrey:

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May 03, 2013

The book I read for my book report is Friendship According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney
This book has two main characters:
• Humphrey* is a cute, golden brown hamster that is a class pet for room 26 at Longfellow School – which is where the story takes place.
• Another classroom pet is Og* – the green frog who becomes best friends with Humphrey and often helps him
Humphrey has a lock on his cage that doesn’t lock so he is free to get out whenever he wants. At first he doesn’t realize it, but Og The book I read for my book report is Friendship According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney
This book has two main characters:
• Humphrey* is a cute, golden brown hamster that is a class pet for room 26 at Longfellow School – which is where the story takes place.
• Another classroom pet is Og* – the green frog who becomes best friends with Humphrey and often helps him
Humphrey has a lock on his cage that doesn’t lock so he is free to get out whenever he wants. At first he doesn’t realize it, but Og is helping him. Such as before the school bell rings, Og says, “boing, boing, boing!” and that alerts Humphrey to get back into his cage. Humphrey gives names to the class such as: Stop Giggling Gail, I Heard that Kirk, or Crabby Abby because he hears the teacher Mrs. Brisbane, say those words to those kids all the time like “Stop Giggling” to Gail. Sometimes when he thinks they are friends he tries to get into Og’s cage. Once Og splashed him when he tried to do that. Another time he jumped at him. Once Aldo, the college boy that helps out at school and one of Humphrey’s good friends, came at his dinner break from his job and talked to Humphrey. That time Aldo said to Mrs. Brisbane and the principal, “I’m glad Og’s splashing because that means he’s happy.” At first Humphrey did not know that. And later, Humphrey realizes that jumping means he wants to play a game. As soon as he understood that, Humphrey and Og were best friends.
My favorite part was the Valentine’s and Poetry Festival. Humphrey made an 10 line poem* about Og for his Valentine’s gift to him.
A friend doesn’t have to be a work of art,
just have a heart.
A friend doesn’t need to have fur or hair
to care.
A friend doesn’t have a thing to do
but like you.
A friend doesn’t need to say a word
to be heard.
It’s not so hard to be a friend
in the end.
Yes, I would recommend this book. It’s a fun book about friendship and Humphrey is cute!
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Oct 11, 2011

I introduced our oldest to the Humprhey series when I brought her home the first book from a trip to England. She has really taken to these books, for which I am thankful, since she's read virtually nothing but fairy books for the last two years. We both read these books separately and then discuss the plots and themes. These books involve a class of third graders and the stories have a lot of moral lessons that are very age appropriate for children this age.

In this book, friendship is a I introduced our oldest to the Humprhey series when I brought her home the first book from a trip to England. She has really taken to these books, for which I am thankful, since she's read virtually nothing but fairy books for the last two years. We both read these books separately and then discuss the plots and themes. These books involve a class of third graders and the stories have a lot of moral lessons that are very age appropriate for children this age.

In this book, friendship is a central theme and all kinds of situations are explored: bullying, making friends, best friends having a fight, etc. Other themes, such as pursuing your dreams, being funny at appropriate times, asking forgiveness, and writing poetry are also depicted. I really like these books and I'm greatful that we've discovered this series. Besides, who doesn't like a cute, furry and very smart hamster?
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5

Aug 25, 2013

A great sequel to the World According to Humphrey. This one had really important lessons about friendship, forgiveness, understanding, jealousy, and looking beyond the surface of external behavior. Also there's a side plot of going after your goals, trying something new, even if it's difficult. I'm really enjoying this series. Some kids' books are kinda mind-numbing, but this is pretty entertaining! Humphrey is a very resourceful and observant little hamster! It's a really cute series and my A great sequel to the World According to Humphrey. This one had really important lessons about friendship, forgiveness, understanding, jealousy, and looking beyond the surface of external behavior. Also there's a side plot of going after your goals, trying something new, even if it's difficult. I'm really enjoying this series. Some kids' books are kinda mind-numbing, but this is pretty entertaining! Humphrey is a very resourceful and observant little hamster! It's a really cute series and my kids are loving it. ...more
5

Jan 12, 2014

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Q. If you were Humphrey, could you become a friend with a frog?
A. No! Absolutely no! I don't like frogs. I thought Humphrey is very nice because he tried to become a friend. Frogs and hamsters are not the same kind of animal, so it is difficult to communicate each other. I heard that dogs and monkeys or cats can be a friend. But they are mammal, so it is possible. I am really curious how Humphrey do action to become a 1/10=15min 1/11=30min 1/12=20min
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Q. If you were Humphrey, could you become a friend with a frog?
A. No! Absolutely no! I don't like frogs. I thought Humphrey is very nice because he tried to become a friend. Frogs and hamsters are not the same kind of animal, so it is difficult to communicate each other. I heard that dogs and monkeys or cats can be a friend. But they are mammal, so it is possible. I am really curious how Humphrey do action to become a friend with frog. ...more
4

Dec 05, 2008

Great recommendation for elementary kids looking to move up in reading level, but wanting younger content - some on JE shelves, some on J - but all told from a classroom hamster's viewpoint - SOOO cute!
5

March 12, 2013

I have read winter world mysteries friendship and Suprises according to Humphrey and this the best one yet
4

Mar 20, 2019

In the story, "Friendship According to Humphrey" we go on an adventure once again with our little furry friend named Humphrey and in this story things are different this time and he isn't the only class pet. There's a new pet in town this is an odd and he lives near Humphrey in the classroom.to begin the story we introduce the new character Og to all the other characters like Miss Brisbane and also to the classmates.And, to continue this story we go throughout the adventures with Humphrey and In the story, "Friendship According to Humphrey" we go on an adventure once again with our little furry friend named Humphrey and in this story things are different this time and he isn't the only class pet. There's a new pet in town this is an odd and he lives near Humphrey in the classroom.to begin the story we introduce the new character Og to all the other characters like Miss Brisbane and also to the classmates.And, to continue this story we go throughout the adventures with Humphrey and Of. Og starts becoming really close to Humphrey and Humphrey is starting to get used to him and it's really cute how it's a little friendship between them. I recommend this book to 5th graders and under because it's not really a challenging read but it's certainly a fun one. And, it teaches the morals of friendship and looking outside of people than what they normally give off of. ...more
5

May 09, 2019

• This book series are so adorable and something to squeak about! I love the Humphrey series and I just needed to pick one up because I read these books a long time ago when I was like 7 years old. This book is super sweet. I love Humphrey and his sweet little attitude as a class hamster. I adore hamsters so this book was just for me. Humphrey is so sweet and I love how he tries to make friends with the new class pet (frog) Og. I love the humor in this book and especially the lock that doesn’t • This book series are so adorable and something to squeak about! I love the Humphrey series and I just needed to pick one up because I read these books a long time ago when I was like 7 years old. This book is super sweet. I love Humphrey and his sweet little attitude as a class hamster. I adore hamsters so this book was just for me. Humphrey is so sweet and I love how he tries to make friends with the new class pet (frog) Og. I love the humor in this book and especially the lock that doesn’t lock on Humphrey’s cage. This book is so cute and I would recommend it to anyone who loves hamsters. • ...more
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Jun 17, 2017

I read this book a couple months ago. It was sometimes a relief and sometimes mystifying. Humphrey, the hamster, who is the main character, enjoys being a classroom pet. But one
day, a frog named Og comes in and Humphery is jealous and angry because he thinks the
teacher, Mrs.Brisbane, is trying to replace him with a frog. But one day, a snowstorm comes
and Humpery had nothing left to eat. What will he do? He survives because of the help of Og.
I hope you read this book one day too.....
5

Sep 12, 2018

This book was such a great read. It was heartfelt and talks about what it really means to be a friend to someone. I had to read this book specifically for an event that my library is going to be hosting and I'm glad that I read it. Humphrey was a cute protagonist and I loved seeing things through his point of view as the classroom hamster.
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Sep 29, 2018

My two eight year olds love Humphrey because he’s funny and cute and has lots of adventures. I love Humphrey because through his perspective on the students in his classroom, serious topics like bullying, losing a parent, empathy, divorce, and the importance of kindness are discussed in an age-appropriate manner. great conversations have happened within my family from this series of books.
5

Oct 27, 2016

Humphrey in room 26 is introduced to a new student, a new pet and a new class setting. At first, Humphrey does not like Og, the new frog pet. But as he makes an effort to get to know Og, he begins to realize that Og was liking him the whole time, so Humphrey changes his attitude towards Og.

The story is very humorous and Humphrey is good at planning as he was in the first book.
5

May 08, 2019

We read this for Texas Reads One Book. All of our fourth and fifth graders and their parents were supposed to read it at home. I read it so that I could post trivia on Facebook for our parents.

What a treat! It's a sweet book about being a good friend. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
5

Aug 06, 2019

Ok, I really love these books. This is our second in the series and I think I love it even more than the last. Huphrey's persona is so relatable, being a fellow mammal, and how he works through problems, even some of his own making, is uplifting without being preachy.

love. love. love.
5

Feb 15, 2018

This is a great book. Friends are great things. I have one. I really hope you do too. Enjoy it!
5

Dec 12, 2019

It was a great story, very enjoyable my student loved reading it!
4

Jul 31, 2018

Read this series with my soon to be 4th grader and we love them.
3

Aug 06, 2019

A short, fun read. We listened to it in the car and my kids really enjoyed Humprey's take on the world and it teaches a lot of good lessons along the way.
4

Nov 23, 2019

This book did not disappoint, it was just as charming as the first one. While things books theme was on friendship, you really just kind of fall in love with the little guy. A fun, fast little read.
4

Jul 21, 2019

A cute story about friendship..as only Humphrey could tell it. Great read aloud with the kids (ages 6-11).
4

Dec 22, 2018

Wasn't expecting much but this book ended up telling a good story. A lot of stories of friendship woven into the plot. I would recommend to read it to your child.
4

May 12, 2018

Unexpected Friends

I liked the way the author, Betty J. Birney, helps teach everyone in the book, and the reader, an important lesson.
5

Aug 08, 2017

We love Humphrey and all the adventures he has. This one will be a great one to share with my first graders especially when he talks about being a friend. Great book!
4

May 16, 2018

Cute story for early chapter book readers. Birney does a great job of exploring a subject from different angles for young minds. Educational and entertaining.
5

Sep 18, 2016

This is another delightful outing for the little classroom hamster. It details the importance of friendship and tells the tale of how a frog and hamster became great pals. It also looks at how hard it is to make friends when you first move to a new school.

I love the diverse characters in the classroom and the focus on other aspects of school life too. My most favourite part of this particular Humphrey story was all the extracts about friendship from famous authors and philosophers - for example: This is another delightful outing for the little classroom hamster. It details the importance of friendship and tells the tale of how a frog and hamster became great pals. It also looks at how hard it is to make friends when you first move to a new school.

I love the diverse characters in the classroom and the focus on other aspects of school life too. My most favourite part of this particular Humphrey story was all the extracts about friendship from famous authors and philosophers - for example: ‘Friendship is one mind in two bodies’ by the Chinese philosopher Mencius.
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