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All the hedgehogs dream of the Great Crossing which will take them across the road to a new life on the other side. A new life in the Park, with its beautiful lily pond and juicy slugs, worms and snails! But who will lead the hedgehogs across the deadly main road to their brave new world? Could Max be the hero they’ve been waiting for? A deliciously warm and gentle comedy about finding success through perseverance and effort, from master storyteller Dick King-Smith.

Also available: Read and Respond activities to accompany The Hodgeheg.

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Puffin Classics

Date published

November 25th, 2004

Other details

  • 96 pages



UK edition


Dick King-Smith

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What kids think

  1. Tublin
    on 31 July 2018

    I loved it because it had funny words

    5 out of 5
  2. diamondforever786
    on 2 February 2015

    I absolutely adore this book! It’s so imaginative!

    5 out of 5
  3. Potterfan7
    on 8 March 2014


  4. 1234581
    on 12 June 2013

    i like this book because it has the characters and the illistrater

    5 out of 5
  5. bookclub30
    on 27 May 2013


  6. samcharlie123
    on 9 March 2013

    A great book about a hedgehog called Max. A funny book, and it’s a great read!

  7. TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 6 March 2013

    I love this book!

  8. jessica1975
    on 2 December 2012

    wow i like this book

  9. smileitsfriday
    on 5 March 2012

    In my opinion, this is the best dick king smith book ever. Max is really brave about crossing the road, even though loads of other hedgehogs got squished. The best part was when he got his words mixe up! * * * * *

  10. monkey00
    on 1 March 2012

    It is nice and short and really good for book challenges.

  11. 88ilovebooks88
    on 17 August 2011

    i love this book it is sooo funny but i am a bit old for it lol good book i agree bit short

  12. minigarethbale
    on 24 March 2011

    not very long but it was alright

    4 out of 5
  13. wimpy01
    on 30 January 2011

    It was very funny.

    5 out of 5

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