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The Hodgeheg

The Hodgeheg

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You can't help but grow to love the main character, Max and you end up rooting for him to eventually cross the road.

He does so and, after the driver of a milk float almost crashes to avoid him, Max arrives home safely. I liked Max's determination to find a safe way to cross the road as well as his courage and fortitude to continue his quest despite being hurt in the process. They will explore features and the purpose of these through examples of non-chronological reports, including reports on field mice and red squirrels.In the end detemined Max finds a way for hedgehogs to cross safely, with the help of a lollipop lady! Max lives in the garden of 5A with ‘Pa Hedgehog’, ‘Ma Hedgehog’, and his three sisters, ‘Peony Hedgehog’, ‘Penny Hedgehog’ and ‘Petunia Hedgehog’. They include The Sheep-Pig, which won the Guardian Award and was filmed as the hugely successful and beloved Babe, as well as The Hodgeheg, The Queen's Nose, The Fox Busters, the Sophie stories, Daggie Dogfoot (Pigs Might Fly) and many more. The Hodgeheg’ is the story of Max, a young hedgehog who wants to play in the park; his only obstacle is a busy road. Sparkling humour and wonderful characters are Dick King-Smith’s trademarks’ – Books for Your ChildrenMax is a hedgehog who lives with his family in a nice little home, but it’s on the wrong side of the road from the Park where there’s a beautiful lily pond and plenty of juicy slugs, worms and snails!

Whilst children enjoy this story, it's length and being largely text-based with fewer illustrations means I would recommend it for use with early Key Stage 2 children. The next morning at the crack of dawn a family of hedgehogs cross the road with the help of the lolipop lady, and they all make it to the park. Max is a hedgehog who lives with his family, but their house is on the wrong side of the road from the park where there is a beautiful lily pond and plenty of juicy slugs! Dick even presented and starred in several television shows during the '80's and '90's with his Dachshund sidekick Dodo.

I think this would be suitable for either year 3 or 4 and could also be used for independent reading and curriculum support in PSHE for things such as road safety and overcoming obstacles. Children will then independently find information in extracts of the story and record what they have learnt about hedgehogs. This six-lesson non-chronological reports year 2 planning pack provides everything you need to deliver these fun and engaging lessons, including a detailed lesson plan, slideshows for the teaching inputs, differentiated activities, and a range of printable teaching resources. The things I liked about the story are funny things that Max says like, “ the lolly pop lady is a witch with a magic wand that makes the cars stop”. This is a charming story about a hedgehog Max who is determined to find a safe way for his family and loved ones to cross a busy road that's separating the garden where his family lives from a local park.

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