This picture book is a series of double page spreads, with the text on one side and the illustration on the other. It tells the story of a Gubbi Gubbi boy (nguin) whose father (parbun) went hunting but left his spear (konai) behind. The boy decides to take the spear to his father, and along the way he comes across many of the animals that are important to the Gubbi Gubbi people. The boy has a close call on the rocks by the sea, but his father is there to help him, and they end the day successfully with a big fish to take home. The story is told in English, and many of the nouns are followed by the Gubbi Gubbi translation in brackets. The Gubbi Gubbi language is the local language of the traditional owners of the Brisbane North, Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Noosa region.
The illustrations in collage style with different Indigenous style motifs. The colour palette predominantly features the colours of the Aboriginal flag – red, black and yellow – with earth tones of ochre and brown. Dr Eve Fesl is a senior Elder; and the authors and illustrator are all of the Gubbi Gubbi people of South East Queensland.