Walk with us on the wild side of the Forest. You will never see or hear it the same way once the Hedgies and the Scruffies get through with you. *** This children’s book opens with vivid descriptions of the Forest and how it first became inhabited by the Hedgies and Scruffies. In the scenes of silly battles, sloppy food fights, a loud battle of the bands, talent shows, circus, and athletic competitions, both sides attempt to gain control of the Forest and, at the same time, seek the discovery of the Golden Pinecone. This magical amulet can tip the scales of battle in favor of whoever controls it. The surprise ending is guaranteed to delight and inspire the young reader and give cause to celebrate new beginnings.