Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Humphrey’s Playful Puppy Problem by Betty Birney - ESSENTIAL

Birney, Betty G., Humphrey’s Playful Puppy Problem, 88 pgs. 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 him with Richie to help him with his science project.  Richie has a dog at home that is very excited to meet Humphrey and problems arise when the family leaves Humphrey and Poppy the dog home alone.  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.


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