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Adventure According to Humphrey

Written by Betty G. Birney

Reviewed by Aarti M. (age 8)

Adventure According to Humphrey

Have you ever gone sailing? In the book Adventure According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney, you will experience sailing from another point of view. In the beginning, Class 26 starts learning about different kinds of boats. Next, Mrs. Brisbane announces that the students will be making boats and sailing them on Potter’s Pond. Then, Humphrey wants to go to Potter’s Pond but Mrs. Brisbane says it’s too dangerous. After that, Humphrey sneaks onto Kirk and Richie’s boat and winds up almost drowning! In the end, Richie saves Humphrey’s life, and Kirk and Richie apologize to each other and to Humphrey. Read more to see what happens next after Humphrey is saved in this watery adventure.

In my opinion, Adventure According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney is an exciting book that will keep you at the edge of your seat, wanting to know what happens next. First, Humphrey the main character is kind. For example, Humphrey helps Gail decide what to do for her boat. Gail’s mom is a helper in Room 26, and they disagree about what to do for the boat. Humphrey gets out of his cage and gives an idea on her working space. Next, this book has a lot of adventures! Humphrey snuck onto Kirk and Richie’s boat and almost drowned in Potter’s Pond! Lastly, Humphrey is fearless. He sneaks into the library and risks getting caught in the hallway just to make Richie’s remote not work so the race will be fair. For all those reasons, Adventure According to Humphrey will make you see the world from a different point of view.

If you like adventure with pets, then you should read Adventure According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney. Do you like sailing? I give this book five stars for its exciting moments and breathtaking events. For example, when Humphrey decides to take a nap, it turns out to be much longer! If you want to see sailing from another point of view, then this book is definitely for you! I highly suggest you read Adventure According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney. You don’t want to miss this boat!