The Hodgeheg

The Hodgeheg

Dick King-Smith / Feb 26, 2020
The Hodgeheg 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 importantly its juicy slugs worms a
  • Title: The Hodgeheg
  • Author: Dick King-Smith
  • ISBN: 9780141332383
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 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 toMax 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 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.His first attempt ends in a nasty bump on the head, and Max finds when he tries to speak his words are all mixed up He is now a Hodgeheg, not a hedgehog, but he is still determined to fulfil his mission After some careful detective work, Max eventually discovers the best way to cross the road with the help of the lollipop lady, of course
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      • Dick King-Smith

        Dick King Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England, surrounded by pet animals After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children s books Dick writes mostly about animals farmyard fantasy, as he likes to call it, often about pigs, his special favorites He enjoys writing for children, meeting the children who read his books, and knowing that they get enjoyment from what he does Among his well loved books is Babe, The Gallant Pig, which was recently made into a major motion picture, and was nominated for an Academy Award Dick lived with his wife in a small 17th century cottage, about three miles from the house where he was born.


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    1. The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith This was quite the treasure of a book I found it on the shelf when I was weeding the fiction section and had the mental conversation of Dick King Smith how can I weed his books They re fantastic Well, I ll look through each one and pull ones that have deteriorated Wow, a hedgehog, wow, this is cute Must read So, for those close to me, they know I m quite appreciative of all things hedgehog Onto the book I loved this book, quite a cute plot a hedgehog wants to reso [...]


    2. The Hodgeheg is a story about an intelligent hedgehog named Max Max lives in the garden of 5A with Pa Hedgehog , Ma Hedgehog , and his three sisters, Peony Hedgehog , Penny Hedgehog and Petunia Hedgehog 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 Having listened to his father s speech, Max asks his father how humans can cross the road safely PA Hedgehog tells his son that he does not know and sets him [...]


    3. In accordance with the FTC, I would like to disclose that I bought this book at a little shop in York The opinions expressed are mine alone and no monetary compensation was offered to me by the publisher Or anyone At this rate, I m going to have to get a job Why did the hedgehog cross the road sounds like the lead in to a bad joke Instead, it is the premise for a cautionary tale about a curious hoglet.Max is a young hedgehog with a dream to venture to the park on the other side of the road and h [...]


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    5. The Hodgeheg first published in 1987 is still a children s story that is regularly used and read by children both in and outside the classroom It is read both for pleasure and as a tool for learning in literacy.The story follows the main character, Max Max is a young hedgehog who wants to go to the park with his family because it is known for it s good hunting The only problem is, it s on the other side of a busy road and many hedgehogs have died trying to get there Max researches and tries vari [...]


    6. The Hodgeheg is the story of Max, a young hedgehog who wants to play in the park his only obstacle is a busy road When he tries to cross the road he ends up with a bump on his head, which confuses him, and he begins to say everything all jumbled up He is determined to reach the park where there is lots of juicy food like worms so he begins to watch the humans crossing First he see s that when the man turns green all the humans cross So one day he readies himself at the edge of the path and when [...]


    7. Max is a hedgehog who lives with his family across the road from a park 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.The story begins as Max s aunty is hit while crossing the road This encourages Max to find a safe place for Hedgehogs to cross the road Max sets off to explore how humans cross the road safely in order to get to the park Max s first attempt is at a zebra crossing, where he [...]


    8. What 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, for a child If I [...]


    9. This story is about a determined hedgehog called Max and his family They live oppostite a wonderful park full of snails, slugs and other delights for hedgehogs There is just one problem the busy road between them and the park.One day Max s poor aunty tries, without success, to reach the park.She is hit by a car This spurs Max on to investigate how humans cross the road safely His first attempt results in a bump on the head and Max starts to muddle up his words and loses his direction This leads [...]


    10. The Hodgeheg is a brilliant book that I guarantee will put a smile on your face This book is about a family of hedgehogs who love going to the park but cannot find a safe place to cross A young hedgehog named Max is determined to find a safe crossing place for him and his family and decides to embarks on an exciting but dangerous adventure of his own Max encounters quite a few problems along the way but throughout the story is determined to find out how hedgehogs can cross the road safely This b [...]


    11. THE HEDGEHOG by dick king Smith It is a nice story book for children above 7 years old It is basically the story of Max, the hedgehog who is the only one in hedgehog kind to unlock the greatest key of crossing the road safely I personally enjoyed the book a lot and would strongly recommend it to children to read at least once during their childhood Not only does it talk about a small hedgehog family life and some family etiquette but also, educate children on the rules, precautions and safety me [...]


    12. 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 senten [...]


    13. Penned by the famous children s writer Dick King Smith, The Hodgeheg follows the story of Max, the brave and curious hedgehog Max is determined to find a safe way in which to cross the busy road in order to sample the delights of the park on the other side However poor Max sustains a bump to the head during one of his expeditions resulting in his muddled speech.The Hodgehog is an endearing and very readable little story told from Max persective It has the added bonus of re enforcing issues of ro [...]


    14. This is a lovely story written by Dick King Smith the author of The Sheep Pig The Hodgeheg tells the story of Max, a hedgehog who bumps his head after an attempt to cross the road As as result he begins to jumble up his words when talking to others and loses sense of direction The story deals with road safety as Max tries to understand how humans cross the road It is quite a hilarious read and would be a good book to use as a whole class reading book I would recommend from Y2 upwards.


    15. This book is a very good book It is about a little hedgehog who went to different places His trips are really exciting and fun I especially liked the part when he starts going on his travel because it is really exciting My favourite character was the hedgehog because he was really brave I recommend this book to children 8




    16. An odd little book that tells the tale of a hedgehog trying to find a safe place for his family to cross the street Still, it got the boy to sleep a few nights running.


    17. I picked this book up in a charity shop and chose it because I saw it on a few reading lists at the school I work at I read it to my five year old and we both enjoyed it It gives a sense of hedgehogs lives and road safety It s funny, charming and beautifully written with lovely wordplay.





    18. Dick King Smith s charming book The Hodgeheg tells the story of an inquisitive and intelligent young hedgehog named Max who dreams of visiting the park on the other side of the road with his family A busy road provides an impossible obstacle, and one which has caused the death of numerous hedgehogs in the community As such, Max makes it his personal mission to find out how humans are able to safely cross the roads He initially discovers a Zebra Crossing, but while attempting to cross he knocks h [...]


    19. Review ini disertakan dalam 13 days Reading Children YA LiteratureThis book is so cute and funny it is about a Hedgehog named Max, who lived with his parents and his three sisters, struggling about how human could crossing the road safely This made him think hard and made an experiment.Max begins his investigation about the road, for first time, 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 crossi [...]


    20. The main character of this story is Max, an intelligent and inquisitive hedgehog who lives with his family on the opposite side of a busy road to a park which is full of slugs, worms and snails An unfortunate accident occurs where Max s aunt Betty gets run over by a car while crossing the road This sparks curiosity in Max to discover how humans can cross the road safely while hedgehogs can t He sets out to find a safe place to cross where the humans cross but he suffers two bumps to his head in [...]


    21. This is a story about a hedgehog who wants to find a safe way for all of hedgehogkind to cross the road safely We all agreed that we d like to read of Dick King Smith s books.Matthew, aged 75 out of 5I liked it when Max muddled up his words after a bump on the head I liked trying to work out what he was trying to say It was fun to find out about hedgehogs It was kind of nice of the big hedgehog to look after Max and help him find his way home This is a book that I could read on my own, it has [...]


    22. The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith is a cute animal tale about a smart and very inquisitive little hedgehog called Max who lives with his mum and dad and three little sisters The story centers around his pursuits to find a safe way to cross a very busy road so that the hedgehogs in his street can reach the park opposite that s full of the snacks that hedgehogs like to munch on such as juicy worms and slugs Max has several unfruitful attempts at crossing the road, one of which causes a cyclist to sw [...]



    23. The Hodgeheg is a story about an intelligent hedgehog named Max Max lives in the garden of 5A with Pa Hedgehog , Ma Hedgehog , and his three sisters, Peony Hedgehog , Penny Hedgehog and Petunia Hedgehog 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 Having listened to his father s speech, Max asks his father how humans can cross the road safely PA Hedgehog tells his son that he does not know and sets him [...]


    24. What a brilliant little gem of a book What Dick King Smith did so well among other things was to imbue his animal characters with wants and needs that were of crucial importance to them, even if a human might have found them small Max s desire to cross the road takes him on a hedgehog hero s quest, and in his moment of triumph, it feels like as big a victory as St George slaying the dragon, or Luke Skywalker defeating the Emperor That s no small feat for an author, and King Smith handles it perf [...]


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