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Humphrey's Really Wheely Racing Day

Humphrey's Really Wheely Racing Day

Illustrated by Priscilla Burris


Humphrey's Really Wheely Racing Day

About the Book

Perfect for emerging readers, Humphrey’s Tiny Tales series follows the happy hamster who lives in Room 26 at Longfellow School. In this first book, Humphrey wants a hamster car, but school is not usually the place for toys. Then his teacher talks about a special project. Is Humphrey getting a really wheely surprise?

Product Details

On sale: August 28, 2014
Age: 5-8 years
Grade: Grades K-3
Page count: 96 Pages
ISBN: 9780147514851
Reading level: Lexile: 580L

Author Bio

Betty G. Birney has won many awards for writing for television, including an Emmy, three Humanitas Prizes, and a Writers Guild of America Award. In addition to the Humphrey series, she is the author of The Seven Wonders of Sassafrass Springs and The Princess and the Peabody's. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where her parents grew up as neighbors on Humphrey Street.


"Birney has created the kind of series that first- and second-grade readers will love. It’s set in school, the vocabulary is accessible, the font and spacing are generous, and the frequent illustrations tie the story together. New readers will be 'HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY' to see this promising new series." -Kirkus Reviews

"This title has the same characters, humorous action, and gentle tone of the original, but the large print, short chapters, and numerous cartoon-style illustrations make this one suitable for readers new to chapter books."–School Library Journal