Synopses & Reviews
Humphrey usually helps solve problems, but now he's caused a big one: Golden-Miranda gets in trouble when Humphrey is caught outside of his cage on her watch. No one knows about his lock-that-doesn?t-lock and he can?t exactly squeak up on her behalf. While Humphrey manages to show Pay-Attention-Art that math is important outside of class, help Sit-Still-Seth actually sit still, and survive a trip to the vet, can he clear Miranda's name without giving up his freedom forever?
Friendship According to Humphrey received a Christopher Award and kids voted The World According to Humphrey the winner of state book awards in RI, MD and PA. Plus, it's nominated for eleven others so far (WA, MN, FL, LA, OK, SC, PA, NC, UT, IA, ME). Reviewers have called him ?delightful, ? ?irresistible, ? ?big hearted? and ?perky.?
"Another excellent book in a consistently entertaining series." and#8212;Booklist, ALA
"These lighthearted, easy-to-read tales are told from a stuffed animal's ingenuous point of view. . . . This fun-filled escapade will not disappoint fans of the other "Three Stories" books and may just win some new ones." and#8212;School Library Journal
"Miller's gently idiomatic prose is ideal for children just easing into early chapter books, and though Kelley's teddy bear is not as expressive as her "real-life" animals, her wiggly-lined watercolors do capture Teddy's unsteadiness on his feet." and#8212;Booklist, ALA
Humphrey loves to solve problems for his classmates in Room 26, but he never meant to create one! Golden-Miranda, one of his favorite students, gets blamed when Humphrey is caught outside of his cage while shes in charge. Since no one knows about his lock-that-doesnt-lock, he cant exactly squeak up to defend her. Humphrey really has his paws full when Dont-Complain- Mandy-Payne and her family stir up more big trouble. Humphrey manages to help Pay-Attention-Art and Sit-Still-Seth and even survives a trip to the vet, but can he clear Mirandas name without giving up his freedom forever?
The hilarious and long-awaited sequel to the popular, early chapterand#160;book Three Stories You Can Read to Your Cat, now in paperbackand#8212;a purrfect gift for cat lovers.
Kids and kitties will be happy to cozy up
for these comical adventures starring a cat
with attitude. Ideal for newly independent
readers and cat lovers everywhere.
Giggles galore in three easy-to-read stories told from a cuddly, but adventurous, stuffed teddy bear's point-of-view, by the creators of Three Stories You Can Read to Your Cat.
What does a cuddly stuffed teddy bear do
when no one else is at home? Chances are,
heand#8217;s not quietly sitting on the bed, staring
at the wall. Heand#8217;s out and about having
adventures like the teddy bear in this book.
Cats and dogs beware!
About the Author
Betty G. Birney has written episodes for numerous children's television shows, including The New Adventures of Madeleine, Doug, and Bobby's World, as well as after-school specials and a television movie, Mary Christmas. She has won many awards for her television work, including an Emmy, three Humanitas Prizes, and a Writers Guild of America award.
In addition to the Humphrey books, she is the author of The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs and The Princess and the Peabodys.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Betty lives in Los Angeles with her husband, an actor.