Hello BES Families,

We are so excited to begin reading The World According to Humphrey for our BES One School, One Book event. We will begin on Friday, January 28th. The suggested schedule of reading is listed below.

As we read, be on the lookout for emails and reminders from Mrs. Gerdes about fun events happening at school. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Boyd or Mrs. Gerdes.

We hope you enjoy reading this book together as a family and a school community. We look forward to the discussions and fun activities. If you are unable to read as a family, your child will still be able to participate in the activities at school. Enjoy Reading!

Your BES Staff


BES Reading Schedule for
The World According to Humphrey (2004)
by Betty G. Birney

Week One:

pp. 1-7
January 28-February
Chapter 1 – The Return of Mrs. Brisbane

pp. 8-16
Chapter 2 – Night Life

pp. 17-24
Chapter 3 – The Two Faces of Mrs. Brisbane

Week Two:

pp. 25-32
February 5-11
Chapter 4 – The Most Important Man in the World

pp. 33-41
Chapter 5 – Plans are Hatched

pp. 42-49
Chapter 6 – Moonlight Madness

Week Three:

pp. 50-56
February 12-18
Chapter 7 – Sayeh Speaks Up

pp. 57-65
Chapter 8 – Tricks and Treats

pp. 66-75
Chapter 9 – The Art of Self-Defense

Week Four:

pp. 76-83
February 19-25
Chapter 10 – Garth Versus A.J.

pp. 84-92
Chapter 11 – TV or Not TV

pp. 93-101
Chapter 12 – Peace Breaks Out

Week Five:

pp. 102-107
February 26-March 4
Chapter 13 – Thanks but No Thanks

pp. 108-113
Chapter 14 – Hide-and-Go-Squeak

pp. 114-122
Chapter 15 – Happy Hamster Day




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