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Book Title: The World According To Humphrey|
The author of the book: Betty G. Birney
Date of issue: December 1st 2006
ISBN 13: 9780571226832
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.48 MB
Edition: Faber & Faber
Read full description of the books The World According To Humphrey:My 5 year old nephew, in kindergarten, received this book through his elementary school (grades K-2) that is launching a new school program called One School, One book, where every family receives a copy of the same book and are recommended to read a chapter a day for the entire month. This book is a chapter book with no pictures and it was the first time reading a book like this to my nephew. I LOVED this book! Though, I'm not so sure if my nephew shares the same enthusiasm for this book as I do. He, at times, was bored and even said so and would want the chapters to hurry along but there were also many moments where he was attentive and interested, asked questions and made appropriate comments. I do think his lack of attentive listening at times is partially cause he is not used to being read long chapter books like this. I found this book completely intriguing and I couldn't wait to find out what happened next after each chapter ended! I fell in love so much with this story and Humphrey I didn't want to leave this book behind when it was finished but, apparently, there are a lot more books written by the author with this main character! I think it's an absolute great book for young kids to read or be read to. It encourages a child to use their imagination and has good lessons and messages. The end of this book has also a lot of fun details like questions for readers, activity pages, notes from Humphrey and a letter to the reader written by the author. I enjoyed reading it to my nephew and I love this idea his school is introducing. I plan to continue to read more chapter books like this to him whether his school plans to continue this program or not!
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From kindergarten through graduation, I attended school in Affton, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Then I graduated from Webster College (now Webster University) in Webster Groves, Missouri. Of course, I majored in English and kept on writing.
After working in advertising in St. Louis, Missouri and in Chicago, Illinois, I eventually moved to Southern California. First, I worked for Disneyland (fun job!) in the advertising department. The monorail whizzed past my window all day long. Then I worked at the Disney Studio in Burbank, where I had another fun job, writing and producing television and radio commercials and theatrical trailers (previews of coming attractions) for everything from re-releases of "Cinderella" and "Fantasia" to "Tex."
When the Disney Channel was started, I became a writer and story editor for WELCOME TO POOH CORNER. Since then, I've written more than 200 episodes of animated and live-action television programs including MADELINE, DOUG, BOBBY'S WORLD, DUMBO'S CIRCUS, THE PUZZLE PLACE, CAMP CANDY, LITTLE MOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, WHERE'S WALDO, FRAGGLE ROCK and ZOOBILEE ZOO. That's right, I write cartoons! I also wrote a number of award-winning afterschool specials and many interactive CD-ROM programs, including the award-winning "Berenstain Bears on their Own," "Richard Scarry's Busiest Neighborhood Ever," and "The Crayon Factory."
A made-for-television family movie I wrote, MARY CHRISTMAS, starring John Schneider, Cynthia Gibb and Tom Bosley, aired on the PAX network in 2002. It was the highest rated movie in PAX history and has aired each Christmas season since then.
I have been fortunate enough to win a Writer's Guild of America Award and three Humanitas Prizes (as well as two other nominations). In 2002, I won a Daytime Emmy Award for MADELINE, after two previous Emmy nominations. More recently, I received the Christopher Award for FRIENDSHIP ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY, many children's choice awards for THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY and was inducted into the Affton (MO) School District Hall of Fame.
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