Emu and the Water Tree is the captivating story of how the emu lost its wings. But it is so much more than that. The stunning black-and- white illustrations in this little book are bold and impressive, and complement the book's vivid characters and themes. Serpent, Goanna, Magpie, Kangaroo and Lizard enable Emu to understand the importance of environment and friendship, and to learn wrongs can be made right. Author Gladys Milroy, whose people are from Palkyu country, has the gift of storytelling. Young readers and listeners will be sure to treasure this book.