Surprises According to Humphrey
"Life is full of surprises, and I think that's a VERY VERY good thing!"
Humphrey the hamster is the best class pet ever, but don't tell him. He thinks he's a student. His best friends are the kids in Mrs. Brisbane's class...kids like Raise-Your-Hand-Heidi, Wait-for-the-Bell-Garth, and Pay-Attention-Art-Pastel. Unfortunately, they can't understand Humphrey's words that sound like squeaks to them, but they seem to know what he means. Humphrey's best friend is Og, the frog who lives in the tank next door to him. Og's language sounds like BOING to Humphrey, but he's pretty sure he knows what he means.
A lot of things surprise Humphrey. Things like Spring and fire drills. He worries about his friend who cleans his room at night after he starts saying words he can't understand, so he's pretty sure that aliens have taken him and one stayed in his place. Will Humphrey eat the veggies he gives him? Absolutely not!
Most of all, Humphrey and Mrs. Brisbane worry about the students who can't follow the rules. What will they do to help them be happy and successful?
Surprises According to Humphrey is the book that kids will love! Have you ever laughed 'til you cried through a speech and, suddenly, at the end you realized that a rope of ideas had been woven into an important truth you will never forget? Well, that is how Humphrey tells his story. We would give to new teachers, retiring teachers, and any teachers who love us enough to think of Wacky Wednesday!
31-page unit for Surprises
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