Reviewed by Maya T. (age 8)
I liked the author’s style because the way she wrote the book made it a lot funnier. Humphrey likes to call the kids by what the teacher calls them. For example, he says, “Until I was awakened by a LOUD-LOUD-LOUD voice that could only belong to my classmate Lower-Your-Voice-A.J.” I had a connection in the story because when I first went to camp I was really nervous. When Humphrey went to the camp he was nervous like I was. I like Humphrey because he is a helpful, generous, and thoughtful character. Humphrey always cares about his classmates. For example, Humphrey says, “Note to self: always help a friend in trouble. . . or at least try.”
I recommend this book to boys and girls in third and fourth grade because it is a little hard to read but is really funny. I think that if you like cute hamsters, action, and hilarious books, then this is the book for you. I think kids will like this book because the characters will make you laugh, and because Humphrey helps solve all of his classmates’ big problems and little problems. Kids will also like the characters because Humphrey and Og are good friends in very different ways, like Humphrey can only understand other rodents and Og can only understand reptiles. If you read Summer According to Humphrey, I hope you ENJOY!