Mikko the hedgehog is perfectly content living in his garden until Grandfather Tarek suggests that he should accomplish something important in order to be happy like the other animals.
Mikko the little hedgehog loved his garden. He knew all the animals that lived there. He knew all the plants and flowers too, and he enjoyed learning about their healing powers. He thought he was perfectly content--"until the day Grandfather Tarek stopped by and told Mikko he was wasting his time. "Go take a look how others lead their lives!" Tarek tells him. So that's just what Mikko does.