Secrets According To Humphrey By Betty G.Birney

The book Secrets According to Humphrey is an outstanding book. It’s about a classroom hamster called Humphrey and his friend Og the classroom frog. In this book, Room 26 (Humphrey’s classmates) are learning about Ancient Egypt and its secrets. Then most of the class come up with secret clubs and people get left out. After that, Humphrey decides that secrets are bad.

secrets-according-to-humphreyOne day, after school, the head master comes in and tells Mrs Brisbane – Room 26’s teacher- that one of her students is leaving and shows her a note about what’s happening. Mrs Brisbane says that it’s brilliant news, but Humphrey thinks that it’s terrible.

When the student leaves, Humphrey finds out that Mrs Brisbane was right and that it was brilliant! After that, Humphrey decides that not all secrets are bad. If you want to find out why, you will have to read this book.

When I first saw this book, I thought it was boring but when I read it, it was amazing and I couldn’t put it down. The only bad thing about this book was that I borrowed it from the library so when I finished it, I had to give it back.

I would recommend this book to both boys and girls (and adults) who like animals, hamsters and Ancient Egypt. The age rating I would recommend is 8+.

Emily, 11, Ware Library, Hertfordshire

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