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When Og the Frog came to live in Room 26, I felt a little jealous. Still, I tried to be welcoming but I soon discovered that it’s HARD-HARD-HARD to make friends with a lumpy, bumpy frog!
Then I found out that my fellow students were having problems with their friends, too. A.J. and Garth had to deal with a bully named Mean Martin Bean. Heidi and Gail had a terrible argument, and Miranda-Golden had a new stepsister who wasn’t nice at all. Then there was the Poetry Festival, the magic show and the snowstorm! How could one small hamster solve all those problems?
Luckily, I wrote the whole story in my notebook so you could share my adventures.
Your friend to the end,
breezy, well-crafted first novel ... Humphrey's matter-of-fact, table-level view of the world is alternately silly and profound and Birney captures his unique blend of innocence and earnestness from the start.
Humphrey, a delightful, irresistible character, is big hearted, observant and creative, and his experiences, whether escaping a nosy dog or helping an immigrant family speak English, range from comedic to touching.
An effective exploration of the joys and pains of making and keeping friends, which will strike a chord with many children
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