Pipp Puggle is a tiny echidna with a big problem. Although he's good at doing lots of things, like: hunting ants, curling into a ball, and building terrifically tidy burrows, Pipp's spines simply will not come. Tired of waiting for them to appear, Pipp sets out on a quest to make them grow. But he soon learns that some things can't be rushed...This is a gentle, humorous tale emphasising the importance of perseverance and patience. It also showcases some of Australia's best-loved native animals and their unique characteristics.