The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith

hodgehegThe 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.

Reserve it at Surrey libraries, here.



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