Children’s favourite Humphrey the hamster is back for another adventure, his twelfth no less. The good news is that he’s just as delightful as ever, his school-hamster-eye view of the world just as funny and generous. Humphrey gets to listen in on all the children’s lessons from his cage in the corner, and is particularly excited at the thought of trying some creative writing. It’s not easy, but he perseveres; trips home with children for the weekend providing him with lots of ideas. By the end of the book, his imagination is working overtime, the BEST-BEST-BEST feeling in the world! These sweet and easy to read little stories have much to recommend them: Humphrey is a real character and there are little moral messages slipped in with the animal fun. ~ Andrea Reece
Ahead of a big author visit, Humphrey and his friends try writing their own stories, but Humphrey worries that hamsters don't have any imagination; he's finding creative writing just too hard. While he helps out his friends, and the new school guinea pig, Gigi, Humphrey encounters real, live parrots, dragons and even ghosts ...and finally manages to let his imagination soar.
|Publication date:||3rd November 2016|
|Author:||Betty G. Birney|
|Publisher:||Faber & Faber|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Reluctant Readers, eBooks|
Betty G. Birney worked at Disneyland for many years, has written several children’s television shows and is the author of over twenty-five books, including the best-selling The World According to Humphrey, which won the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club, Friendship According to Humphrey, Trouble According to Humphrey, Surprises According to Humphrey and More Adventures According to Humphrey. Her work has won many awards, including an Emmy and three Humanitas Prizes. She lives in America with her husband. Betty Birney on Betty Birney:I wrote my first "book" at age seven. It was called "Teddy Bear in the ...More About Betty G. Birney