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The Hodgeheg, The: Complete & Unabridged Audio Cassette – Audiobook, 1 Dec 1989

4.7 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Cover to Cover Cassettes Ltd (Dec. 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1855492229
  • ISBN-13: 978-1855492226
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,709,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Formerly a farmer and a teacher, Dick King-Smith is best-known for his third career as a writer. His phenomenally successful children's stories are marked by endearing humour and characters of unique depth and life. THE SHEEP-PIG won The Guardian Award and was transformed into the blockbusting film, BABE, which added hugely to his profile. Dick lives in Keynsham, near Bristol. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Arrived incredibly quickly and I was impressed to pay only £2.80 (the postage) Looking forward to using for a unit of work, although disappointed I don't have a whole class set. Perfect book for year 3/4 children
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Charming story of a hedgehog who became confused after a knock; but all came good in the end! Basically a book for youngsters to help teach road safety
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My sons quite enjoyed reading this
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So sweet
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Book ok but did have a name written in the cover and a few pages the words underlined with felt pen so not as described
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I'd forgotten how short this actually is. Nine chapters felt a lot when I was a newly confident reader, but reading this to my son, it took less than a week of bedtimes to get through, especially as my son kept begging for "one more chapter, pleeeease Mummy!"

This is wonderful for a newly confident reader, or as in my son's case, a great first chapter book to share at bedtime.

Hedgehogs are being killed on the roads outside of number 5A on their way to the hunting grounds of the Park. Young Max decides he will find a way to cross the road safely and starts exploring the options...

I never thought of this as a 'road safety' story when I was eight, but of course it is. The aspect I always remembered was Max getting his head bumped and mixing all his words up. It was how I first discovered you could play with words to make them sound funny and create new words. Thank you Dick King-Smith for that.

Max tries zebra crossings, pelican crossings and determines their bad points scientifically before discovering an option that may work for small, slow hedgehogs... My son was beaming in the last chapter, he just loved it.

It's a read that trains children to listen to longer stories, or read for themselves without too big a leap - lots of pictures, short chapter and large text, a very funny and engaging story with a likeable hero.

A favourite of mine, and now of my son's!
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This is the story of how a remarkable young hedgehog uses brain and brawn to devise a solution to the age-old problem facing all hedgehog-kind - how to cross the road in safety! This book will instill in it's young readers an appreciation for the prickly creatures as well as teaching that if you persevere, you can achieve what you set out to do (even if you are very very young!)
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I first encountered the Hodgeheg in 1989 when it was first published.
Back then I was 9 years old, and thought it was one of the sweetest and funniest books I had ever read. Now I'm 25 and my opinion has not changed.
After receiving a nasty bump on the head whilst trying to cross the road, Max the young hedgehog suddenly becomes a Hodgeheg, and starts getting all of his words confused. He gets lost on his way home, and has a little adventure.
This is an excellent book for adults to read to children, and also for those children who are developing reading fluency. Boys and girls from 8 upwards will enjoy this story.
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