Summary from the inside left flap: It’s fall and everyone in Room 26 is excited that Halloween is coming, but this year something even more fur-raising is going on — Mrs. Brisbane is missing from Room 26! She’s stopped coming to school and Humphrey has no idea where she is.
The class has a substitute teacher, Mr. E., but he can’t fill Mrs. Brisbane’s shoes. Humphrey has just learned about an unsqueakably smart detective named Sherlock Holmes, who is great at collecting clues and following leads — just what Humphrey will have to do to solve The Case of the Missing Mrs. Brisbane.
The Humphrey books are one of my favorite elementary grade series. The books are always well written and are just perfect for elementary students. They are a quick read and make an excellent class read a loud. Students will be entertained by Humphrey’s antics. Adults will appreciate the lessons he teaches (and students won’t mind either as the lessons are relayed in a very kind friendly way).
Kids who are just getting into mysteries will enjoy the mystery of the missing teacher in this latest installment. Adults will enjoy the interesting ideas Birney has for teaching. All in all, as Humphrey would say, this is a book that everyone will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
I highly recommend this book (and the whole series) for elementary library collections as well as classroom collections.
Recommended as a read a loud for 2nd grade and up.
Recommended for independent reading: 3rd grade and up.
AR Reading Level: 3.8
Mrs. Archer’s (aka Booklady) rating: 5 of 5!