Reviewed by Elliott L. (age 8)
Summer According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney is a good and humorous book for 2nd and 3rd graders like me. Firstly, the authors style in this book is very descriptive, so you can visualize a picture in your mind. “Mrs. Mac! With bouncy black curls tumbling down her lovely, happy face, “That’s just one of the ways Betty G. Birney describes a character in Summer According to Humphrey. Furthermore, it shows sounds and movements to give clues about how the character is feeling. For example, I could tell that Humphrey was scared of a sound because he shivered and the author said he was terrified. Lastly, it is very humorous. For instance, Humphery was scared of a scratch – scratch – scratch sound and it turned out to be a mouse. As you can see Summer According to Humphery is a good and humorous book for 2nd and 3rd graders like me.
If you enjoy a little suspense and surprising scenes with a class pet Summer According to Humphrey is a good book for you. Do you want a class pet? I would rate this book 5 stars because of its hilarious moments and mysteries. If you like seeing a hamster doing skits and other funny things there’s no doubt you have got to read this book. I recommend Summer According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney because you’ll definitely like it.