This children's book is a compilation of seven stories. The central characters in my book are just some of the adorable and unusual animals and birds seen during my childhood. Not far from our home, on the crest of the riverbank rose a huge leafless gum tree, long since dead. It was home to much birdlife and especially the very noisy cockatoos and galahs. As children we roamed all over our property with complete safety where we discovered an abundance of wildlife in their natural habitat. I started writing about Pete the Pesky Possum only a few years ago after experiencing a deep and personal loss, and from then on it just mushroomed. When I wrote about one character, another popped up, and I have many more just waiting for me to bring them to life. The only problems I encountered were to know when to stop.