Once upon a time there was a huge forest and all kinds of animals and birds lived happily there. But a strange sadness came over the forest and it began to die. So the animals flew away in Professor Noah's amazing spaceship in search of another world.
Brian Wildsmith (born 1930) is a painter and children's book illustrator. He won the annual British Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration, recognising ABC - a book without any text but the letters of the alphabet. In all his books the illustrations, usually in brilliant color, have held an equal importance with the text.