The book introduces the Wellington green gecko and explores the challenges it faces as it forages for food in the New Zealand bush. Green Gecko feasts on a range of bush creatures until he too becomes a potential food source and has to make a daring escape from danger. Margaret Tolland's clever use of texture and layered images captures the cheeky character of the gecko and the rich life of our native bush. Detailed graphic images allows the reader to trace Gecko's exciting escape. Young readers will enjoy the rhythmic text and the building tension of the plot. This book is bound to become a favourite with children, librarians, and nature lovers, young and old, who delight in understanding our unique environment.