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Author Betty G. Birney to Visit White Eagle!

Reported by on 9/21/18

White Eagle Elementary is delighted to welcome award winning author Betty G. Birney on Thursday, September 27th. Ms. Birney will talk with students in grades 1st-3rd grade about her career as an author and her new book Life According to Og the Frog on Sept. 27th at 10:45 am. Parents are invited to attend. The book The World According to Humphrey is a title that is part of the 2nd grade ELA curriculum so this is a great curricular tie in for the students

To guarantee a personalized copy of any of these books, please return the attached order form with payment (cash or check payable to White Eagle Elementary) by Thursday, September 27th. If you miss that date, there will be a limited supply of signed books available for purchase through October 10th.

Life According to Og the Frog
When Og the Frog first comes to Room 26, he doesn't know what to think. He misses his friends from the pond, there are all kinds of strange noises, and the water is his tank just might be too clean (you know, a little muck never hurt anyone). But the furry, squeaky fellow living next to him is endlessly entertaining, the kids sure are friendly, and--BING, BANG, BOING --they put big fat crickets right into his tank.

All of this gives Og lots of ideas for one of his favorite pass times--making up poems and songs. But he gets stumped when talk turns to sending him back to the pond. Will he have to say good-bye to Tabitha whose whole life just changed like his? Or Mandy who just started seeing the bright side of things with his help? And Humphrey, who he's finally beginning to figure out?

Friendship According to Humphrey
After the holidays, Humphrey is shocked by a big surprise in Room 26-a new class pet Humphrey tries to be welcoming, but Og the frog doesn't respond to any of his friendly squeaks or visits (remember, he has a lock-that-doesn't-lock). Plus, the students are so interested in Og, they almost stop paying attention to Humphrey altogether. Humphrey doesn't like the mad-bad-sad feelings he's had since Og came, but luckily he still gets t have adventures with different kids on the weekends. Friendship can be tricky, but Humphrey is an intrepid problem-solver. If any hamster can become buddies with a frog,
he can.

The World According to Humphrey)
The first book in the series about everyone's favorite classroom pet.

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 having FUN-FUN-FUN in class, each weekend this amazing hamster gets to sleep over with a different student, like Lower-Your-Voice-A.J. and Speak-Up-Sayeh. Soon Humphrey learns to read, write, and even shoot rubber bands (only in self-defense, of course). With lots of friends to help, adventures to enjoy, and a cage with a lock-thatdoesn't- lock, Humphrey's life is almost perfect. If only the teacher, Mrs. Brisbane, wasn't out to get him.

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