The Hodgeheg is a great early chapter book for those making the transition from more structured ‘learn to read’ books. It has clear simple language, with an engaging story and a delightful hero – Max the hedgehog.
It follows Max’s quest to find a way to safely cross the busy road that runs next to the garden in which he lives. Across the road lies Nirvana – the park.
The book makes children look at an everyday process, like crossing the road in a whole new light. It will also have them giggling away, particularly when Max gets a bang on the head and starts to muddle his words. And so The Hodgeheg is born.