We are very excited to announce the title of this year's Rowayton Rocks Reading (One School One Book) program is The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney. Watch Humphrey Visits Rowayton" , a video also shown at our book introduction assembly!



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! 


There are always adventures in the classroom and each weekend he gets to sleep over with a different student, like Lower-Your-Voice-A.J. and Speak-Up Sayeh. Humphrey learns to read, write, shoot rubber bands (only in self-defense, of course), and much more. With a lock-that-doesn't-lock and an adventurous spirit, Humphrey's life would be perfect if only the teacher, Mrs. Brisbane, wasn't out to get him!

Start Listening Now

Click the play button (     ) and turn up the volume to listen to Chapter 1. See if you recognize who is reading!

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Click here to listen to other chapters now. 

We hope you will enjoy this family read aloud.  We would love to see pictures of you reading aloud with your pet or favorite stuffed animal for our Humphrey bulletin board.  Photos can be emailed to

You can also find out more about the author, Betty G. Birney, take a tour of her office (password supplied by school), and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @bettygbirney, or follow Humphrey on his own Facebook page:

Rowayton School...Get Ready to Read!