There is a little country town not very far from Canberra in Australia, and this is where all of these adventures take place. Max is only five years old and his sister is a little younger. They live in a little cottage with their parents Kerrie and Michael. Max has just started school while Madison goes to kindergarden. The children are very interested in the world around them and are always looking to learn about new and interesting things. Max is also learning to be a magician. Across from their house is a large area of native Australian forest where many birds and bush animals live together, this is called a national park. Joe MacDonald and his wife Mrs Jill have a farm just outside of town where they keep dairy cows, chickens, geese and ducks and keep bees. They make a living by selling their produce at the weekly market near town. There always seems to be something happening in this small town and Max and Madison are usually involved somehow. They are joined sometimes by their friends the Baker cousins.