The Hodgeheg (Puffin Modern Classics) [Dick King Smith] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Max is a hedgehog who lives with his family in. The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith is a much-loved classic! Now part of the collectible Puffin Modern Classics series. Max, the hedgehog who becomes a. A Hedgehog that has had a nasty accident and bumped its head, therefore losing a large amount of its sence/memory.

Author: Tebei Meztiramar
Country: Paraguay
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Marketing
Published (Last): 18 December 2018
Pages: 137
PDF File Size: 12.73 Mb
ePub File Size: 8.36 Mb
ISBN: 475-5-30294-955-1
Downloads: 57148
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Gardarg

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and was smiling from the start – a brilliant story! After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children’s books. Now when Max speaks it all comes out topsy turvy and wrong hence the name hodgeheg as that is what he says he is! The book addresses death within the first sentence which can be a sensitive subject.

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. It would be better to read aloud as smaller children wouldn’t be able to read most hodgehegg as it’s mixed up speech and would be very confusing.

The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith

The use of illustrative vocabulary throughout the book can be used to develop children’s own vocabulary in retelling the story and describing how the characters are feeling. It is about a little hedgehog who went to different places. There is just one problem Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The story focusses on Max the “hodgeheg” who tries to devise a hkdgeheg in which hedgehogs can cross the road safely.

My 8 year old loves hedgehogs and enjoys this book. Max researches and tries various ways to cross the road- when it seemed less busy and at a pelican crossing. He and his family have spent their lives dreaming about reaching the park, but are prevented from doing so by the main road which they are unable to cross.


At this rate, I’m going to have to get a job.

His first book, The Fox Busters, was published in This encourages Max to find a safe place for Hedgehogs to cross the road. Max also has incredible eyesight, managing to see several details, even at night. It is read both for pleasure and jodgeheg a tool for learning in literacy. The processes Max goes through to find a safe way to cross the road means that the reader is introduced to several different road safety issues and different kinds of crossings. I was surprised when I discovered tHat I didn’t remember all that much about the story, but I thought that added to my enjoyment.

Many talking points can be raised from this book, including the importance of road safety. Thankyou for reading my review.

The illustrative language and use of adjectives is very helpful for children to extend how they describe things and to think about things from a different perspectives. Sep 20, Nikki rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hedgehogs cannot see well, let alone after suffering a serious injury.

Jul 27, Irina Subredu rated it liked it. Fortunately this rectifies his speech, but soon finds himself lost after crossing the road at the pelican crossing. It has a lovely message of perserverance and not giving up. Oct 29, Holly Payne rated it really liked it Shelves: This time he notices people crossing the road when they see a green man appearing on the traffic lights.

As a result, Max is known as a hero in the hedgehog community for enabling ohdgeheg to safely cross the road.

Jan 06, Ho Ming Yung rated it it was amazing. When asked how he is he says “KO” instead of “OK. This book by Uodgeheg King-Smith is a very exciting and enjoyable read for children. What follows is disastrous. Showing of 4 reviews. Dick lived with his wife in a small 17th-century cottage, about three miles from the house where he hogdeheg born. See 2 questions about The Hodgeheg…. His parents talk about the demise of many hedgehogs, but don’t directly engage their children in conversation about it.


If you persevere and try hard you can accomplish your goals. He is determined to reach the park where there is lots of juicy food like worms so he begins to watch the humans crossing.

The opinions expressed are mine alone and no monetary compensation was offered to me by the publisher. 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 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.

This book woud also be an excellent first chapter hkdgeheg for independant readers in years 3 and 4, dependant upon ability.

The Hodgeheg

This book is a very good book. A young hedgehog named Max is hocgeheg to find a safe crossing place for him and his family and decides to embarks on an exciting but dangerous adventure of his own. Jun 26, Max Lawson rated it really liked it. Max sets off to explore how humans cross the road safely in order to get to the park. This spurs Max on to investigate how humans cross the road safely.

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. This results in Max’s speech becoming mixed up and his sentences not forming properly. Max’s determination may come from a place or bravery or ignorance.

They live hhodgeheg a wonderful park full of snails, hodgehg and other delights for hedgehogs. Books by Dick King-Smith.