Birney, Betty G., Humphrey’s Really Wheely Racing Day, Illustrated by Priscilla Burris, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2014. $14.99 Content: G.
Humphrey is the class pet for room 26 at Longfellow School and this weekend he is going to Mandy’s house where she already has a hamster named Winky. Winky has something that Humphrey wants and that’s a wheely car. Humphrey hopes that he too will have a wheely car of his own one day. This is a cute story told from the hamster’s perspective. It has 4 chapters and about 75-85 words per page and an illustration every 3 or 4 pages. It’s perfect for a beginning chapter book. The author even has teacher lessons on her website.
EL, ESSENTIAL Reviewer: SM