This illustrative book was aimed to enthuse and engage kids to learn about Wiradjuri culture; an Australian aboriginal community through their dreamtime stories.
This story encapsulates the importance of living in harmony as the Gods intended it, and how your actions good or bad come with consequences. The legend says that long ago all animals used to speak the same language, but due to misbehaviour and conflict the Gods punished them by taking the capacity to communicate with each other, however, there was one animal who was rewarded with the ability to understand and communicate with everyone because of his good heart and actions, the lyrebird or Dyagula.
"The dyagula said: Can you help me to do something, things aren't peaceful anymore?"
The illustrations reflect the outback and roughness of the way the eldest tell the stories while painting their faces and bodies.