Reviewed by Andrew B. (age 9)
In my opinion, Surprises According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney is an awesome book that’s so exciting that you can’t wait to turn the page! Firstly, it entertains you with characters that are clever. For example, Humphrey goes out of his cage and hides from Heidi in order to help her. Next, it has elements that are normal in real life. An example is, Humphrey’s friends Garth and A.J. were looking for him at night but couldn’t find him even though he was in the yard. Finally, the author made it seem like Humphrey could really talk. In fact, while Garth and A.J. were looking for Humphrey he yelled” Over Here” to them. Finally, the author made it seem like Humphrey could really talk. In conclusion, Surprises According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney is a very entertaining book. Squeak!
If you like animals that squeak then you’ll love the book Surprises According to Humphrey. Would you like a class pet? I would give this book five stars because it shows how a hamster is a problem solver for human problems. I would recommend this book to second and third graders because the author makes it seem like a hamster can talk. I would suggest you read Surprises According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney if you want a hamster! JOY-JOY-JOY!!!!