When Maggie Magpie alerts the native wildlife of the Goonoo Forest to the presence of trappers in their midst, the whole forest is in an uproar.
What can they do? Where can they hide? King Parrot calls them all to order, but to no avail. Rover the Barking Owl arrives amongst all the confusion and comes up with a daring plan. He convinces the frightened creatures that by working together as a team, they can overcome the intruders.
He calls upon George the Giant Goanna to help and, together with the other forest inhabitants, the plan is successfully carried out. The back pages of the book are devoted to illustrations and information concerning the forest creatures depicted in the story and a map showing where the forest is situated