Max is a hedgehog who lives with his family in a nice little home, but it's on the wrong side of the road from the Park where there's a beautiful lily pond and plenty of juicy slugs, worms and snails! The busy road is dangerous but Max is determined to make his way across. If humans can do it, why can't hedgehogs? His first attempt ends in a nasty bump on the head and, when Max tries to speak, he realises his words are all mixed up.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith ,. Ann Kronheimer Illustrator. Max's family dreams of reaching the Park. But no one has ever found a safe way of crossing the very busy road.
Young Max, who is brighter than the average hedgehog, is determined to solve the problem. Get A Copy. Paperback , 86 pages. Published November 25th by Puffin Classics first published January 29th More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Hodgeheg , please sign up. Jennifer JenIsNotaBookSnob It is called that because of a portion in the story where the main character has hit his head after being bumped by a cyclist. He says his words in a …more It is called that because of a portion in the story where the main character has hit his head after being bumped by a cyclist. He says his words in a mixed up fashion for a time after.
He says hodgeheg instead of hedgehog and thus the title of the book. See 2 questions about The Hodgeheg…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Hodgeheg. Feb 07, Mary rated it liked it. Good book. Sep 30, The Styling Librarian rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy , early-chapter-books , kids-books , animal-fiction.
Must read! Onto the book: I loved this book, quite a cute plot: a hedgehog The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith — This was quite the treasure of a book! Onto the book: I loved this book, quite a cute plot: a hedgehog wants to resolve the issue of hedgehogs getting hit while crossing the street.
View 1 comment. May 29, Anna Scott rated it it was amazing. The story begins with PA Hedgehog explaining to his children about the problems that hedgehogs have in crossing the road to get to the park.
PA Hedgehog tells his son that he does not know and sets him the challenge of finding out. The next day, Max begins his investigation. Firstly, he finds a zebra crossing and decides that this must be the secret to crossing the road safely.
To test his theory, Max decides to walk across the crossing in front of a lorry. However, he quickly comes to realise that that traffic does not stop for hedgehogs, only people. After narrowly escaping being hit by the lorry, and a cyclist, Max returns home and explains to his family what happened before going into early hibernation from the shock.
Max eventually wakes up and decides that he must try to cross the road again. This time he notices people crossing the road when they see a green man appearing on the traffic lights. He attempts to cross the road here but finds it difficult to avoid the people coming from the opposite direction and only just makes it to the other side. Although he has finally made it across the road, and to the park, he now has another problem; he does not know how to get back.
Max considers the problem for a while and decides that the best thing to do is run across the road as quick as he can before any more traffic comes. He does so and, after the driver of a milk float almost crashes to avoid him, Max arrives home safely. Despite all of this, Max does not give up and decides that, since humans cross the road during the day, he should try this too. The next day, Max observes how the lollipop lady stops all of the traffic twice a day and allows the children to cross.
Max returns home to his family with this information and, the following day, they all cross the road when the lollipop lady stops the traffic.
They arrive safely at the other side and decided that they will do this once a week from now on. This book is suitable for lower KS2 classes.
It can be read by the children individually or can be read by the class teacher to the children. Many talking points can be raised from this book, including the importance of road safety. However, the main message of this book is that determination is important if you want to succeed; an important value that all young children should be led to consider.
Sep 20, Nikki rated it it was amazing Shelves: children-s-and-ya. No reviews?! I adored this book when I was little. I loved hedgehogs -- still do -- and I loved Dick King-Smith's writing. I loved it so much that I would have given it a five star rating, so that's what I will do now. Now, obviously, it's a really simple and quick read -- though at least I think there are no plot holes. It's anthropomorphic, though written as if the narrator is a part of the hedgehogs' world, rather than the humans' world.
It's a little unbelievable, though not too much so What? It's a little unbelievable, though not too much so, for a child. If I were a lollipop lady, I'd love to help out a family of hedgehogs.
The main problem to the adult mind is the idea of hedgehogs trying to figure out a road safety plan. There are some nice little realistic details, like the description of the difference between a juvenile and an adult hedgehog, and how noisy young hedgehogs are it really is true. The illustrations are sweet, too. And if you insist on a moral, I suppose it has one -- road safety. Oct 12, Shenaz Begum rated it it was amazing.
Yet another brilliant Dick-King Smith book!!! This book plays with language brilliantly and children would find it amusing and possibly difficult to understand to begin with but after one explanation they would really enjoy this book. It could be used for Literacy lessons, a lot of literacy lessons! In KS1. Children could explore road safety together using mind maps or drawings. Children could also create a story board to recollect the events in the book, they could also write their own backward Yet another brilliant Dick-King Smith book!!!
Children could also create a story board to recollect the events in the book, they could also write their own backward sentences, playing with language. The children couldren could research hedgehogs using the internet and books and write facts about them Cross-curricular, ICT and Literacy.
And much more Could even use 'Wordle Create' to write key words from text, such as hedgehog and children can print these and stick in their literacy books. Oct 29, Holly Payne rated it really liked it Shelves: list-of-betterment. This a charming little book all about road safety and hedgehogs.
The book addresses death within the first sentence which can be a sensitive subject. The book also teaches children some valuable lessons about road safety, how to look after hedgehogs and demonstrates in some cases social skills and how the hedgehogs build a strong relationship with their neighbours.
The pictures add extra charm to the book and help the children relate to the characters in the book. Its really sweet because it ends This a charming little book all about road safety and hedgehogs.
Its really sweet because it ends like a fairy tale.
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Max is a hedgehog who lives with his family in a nice little home, but unfortunately on the wrong side of the road from the Park, with its beautiful lily pond, and more importantly its juicy slugs, worms and snails! The busy road is a dangerous barrier but Max notices that humans seem to cross it quite easily. If they can, why can't hedgehogs? So Max sets out on a quest to find a safe way to reach the Park.
The Hodgeheg is a children's book written by author Dick-King Smith , who specializes in animal books. It is all about a hedgehog. His goal is to cross the road and get to the park. But he is involved in several car accidents; this leads to him becoming confused, calling himself a "Hodgeheg". Will ever be able to cross the road? It may be for younger kids, but they will love it! It would be better to read aloud as smaller children wouldn't be able to read most words as it's mixed up speech and would be very confusing.
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