You can learn a lot about life by observing another species. That's what Humphrey was told when he was first brought to Room 26. And boy, is it true In addition to his classroom escapades, each weekend this amazing hamster gets to sleep over with a different student. Soon Humphrey learns to read, write, and even shoot rubber bands (only in self-defense). Humphrey's life would be perfect, if only the teacher wasn t out to get him Humphrey is wry-humored and big-hearted. This read is simply good-good-good Kirkus Reviews.