Ada Knowles was born and raised in a little country village in Cheshire, in the UK. She was educated at Altrincham County Grammar School for Girls and later Victoria University High in Wellington, where she gained a Bachelor of Music, majoring in composition, music analysis and history.
Ada left teacher training college in New Zealand and taught children in the western suburbs of Sydney. She was inspired to start writing after a visit from her eldest son in 2003, and her first play was performed by her Year One class after her principal recommended adding further characters.
Headoff and Howlie Hedgehog are a particularly contented couple who have lived at number 3A Tricky Track for many years. Their little home radiates happiness and they both agree it is quite the finest place in the whole wide world. However, it wasn't always like that, as they remember the time that Headoff's sister - who they fondly refer to as the Lampshade Aunt, came to visit!
When Headoff the Hedgehog takes a walk down the hillside track to the local village, he doesn't bargain on a turtle accidentally preventing him from slipping all the way down the hill! In this third story in the Headoff Hedgehog series, two most unlikely characters learn to make friends with each other.
Headoff and Howlie Hedgehog live in the small, comfortable burrow. Their little home radiates happiness and they both agree it is quite the finest place in the whole, wide world. After an accident with Michale Magpie, Headoff and Michael head to the Emergency Department and that's where the fun starts in this illustrated children's book by Ada Knowles.