Written by Aleesah Darlison & Illustrated by Sandra Temple
Published in 2010 by Wombat Books
Pipp Puggle is a tiny echidna with a big problem.
Although he’s good at doing lots of things, like:
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.