High in a tree in a suburban backyard, a kereru hatches. At rest in its nest, it waits for its food . . . But another stomach is rumbling, too. Will the baby kereru survive? This unflinching tale paints a complete picture of life in the wild for these beloved native birds, and offers solutions, too. The reader is invited into the story and shown how to look after Aotearoa's vulnerable wildlife. And at the end of the story there are exciting new beginnings.