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The HodgeHeg
by Dick King-Smith (more about Dick King-Smith) 235/118 illustrated by Linda Birch
first published 1987
Nature and Animals for ages 6 to 9 published by Puffin
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
* £3.19, Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
8/10 You are working hard. Well done.
What's it about?
Max is a hedgehog who first becomes a hodgeheg and then becomes a hero.
What happens?
Max and the hedgehogs with whom he lives would love to get across the road to the park, but they cannot find a safe place to cross. So Max sets out to find a way by watching the different ways that humans get across. Some of his attempts leave him rather dazed and unsure of exactly who he is.
Anything else?
A lovely story for young readers. Dick King-Smith is a wonderful writer who creates simple yet satisfying stories for children of all ages. This is a good book for boosting children's confidence.
Other books by Dick King-Smith include All Because of Jackson, Babe - the Sheep Pig, Billy the Bird, Bobby the Bad, George Speaks, Happy Mouseday, Harriet's Hare, How Green was my Mouse, Lady Lollipop, The Crow-Starver, The Finger Eater, The Roundhill, The Schoolmouse, The Stray, The Witch of Blackberry Bottom, Tumbleweed.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
The hedgehog family of number 5A are a happy bunch but they cannot cross the busy road to reach the park they long to visit. No one has found a way of crossing it safely, no one, that is, until the determined young Max decides to solve the problem, becoming a hodgeheg who becomes a hero.
And what do you think?
Catherine, Roselands Primary
A story about a lovable hedgehog called Max . He is determined to find a way for hedgehogs to cross the road safely . I think it is a lovely family book that should be shared between parent and child . I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I would like to re
Cruisy Munn, Eastcombe Primary School
The book is about a Hegehog family that want to get to the Park but they have to cross a very busy road to get there. So Max, the smallest hegehog finds a way.My favourite part is when they come to the place where Max saw the
Kyle Shearer, Eastcombe Primary School
This book was very funny and really realistic. The main character is a hedehog named Max, who lives with his family and is trying to find a safe way to cross the busy road outside their house.They try lots of ways but none of them work until Max finds the More...
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