Nov 25, 2012 Why does Humphrey believe the Brisbanes and his classmates in Room 26 need him more than Ms. Mac?
Nov 21, 2012 When Humphrey first learns that he will be spending Thanksgiving break with Mrs. Brisbane, he thinks he will see a “House of Horrors.” By the end of the break, Humphrey was looking forward to coming back to her house at Christmas. What made Humphrey change his mind?
Nov 19, 2012 When someone lends a helping hand it means that they do something to help another person. In this chapter, Humphrey says “…I’d lent a helping paw here and there.” What are some ways Humphrey helped the families he stayed with? Give examples from the story.
Nov 18, 2012 Humphrey freaked out when he heard who was taking him home over the 4-day break. Do you think Humphrey should be nervous? What do you think will happen when Humphrey spends Thanksgiving break with Mrs. Brisbane?
Nov 18, 2012 The Thomas’s find themselves without television. After they first whine and complain, do they miss the TV? How do you know? What happens to the family when they don’t watch TV? Do you think people watch too much TV? What would you do instead of watching TV?
Nov 18, 2012 Garth has been acting out in class. He has tripped Art and pushed Gail. He even took Humphrey out of his cage so he could escape. Is Garth really a mean boy? Does he truly hate Humphrey? Explain why Garth is acting the way he is. Include events from the story to support your answer.
Nov 8, 2012 Humphrey thinks he has a lot to tell humans, “Enough to fill a book.” What are some things you think Humphrey would write in his book?
Nov 7, 2012 Each chapter of the book ends with a tip about hamsters. How do these tips and other information about hamsters make the book enjoyable? Do you find these tips helpful? How does knowing non-fiction information help you to understand and enjoy fictional stories?
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