Willie Wagtail by Helen Milroy
Willy-willy Wagtail is the first book in the series and goes back to before Bush Mob get together and nobody understands each other – and there are lots of fights. One day there is a terrible bush fire and Willy Wagtail, Gusto (the wind) and Crow get all the Bush Mob to work together to save the community. For the first time, everyone understands each other and Dingo takes charge and leads all the animals to safety. Dingo is now Boss Dog and is head of the Bush Council, with Willy Wagtail and Crow – the Bush Mob is formed.
Helen Milroy is a born storyteller and a talented artist. She is a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia, but was born and educated in Perth.
Text and Illustrations by Helen Milroy