On this adventure, Humphrey has an important mission. He and the classroom frog have gone home with Garth (and his little brother Andy). Garth is making a treasure hunt for his classmates and he gives Humphrey the most important job of all - guarding the treasure chest that holds the prize! Humphrey does a good job, not taking even one peek, but in the middle of the night a thief takes the treasure chest! Can Humphrey solve the mystery and find a new treasure, or will the hunt be spoiled?
Burris light illustrations add interest and humor to the story, keeping beginning chapter readers going through the text. There's a larger font and more white space on the pages as well. This is one of the series that I think works well with a younger chapter book audience; even if they're not familiar with the longer Humphrey books, they can pick up the storylines with no problem and a class pet is always a popular character. I would like to compare the books and see how many of them feature diverse kids as opposed to them being the friends of the white kids who are featured, but I haven't had time to check each book.
Verdict: I have fans of both Humphrey series and this is a solid addition. Recommended.
ISBN: 9780399172311; Published 2017 by G. P. Putnam's Sons; Review copy provided by publisher; Donated to the library