Apollo the Swallow and Chack the Blackbird meet in the garden as fledglings when they are both learning to fly. Apollo explains that he is practicing flying to Africa?but Chack doesn’t believe him. Chack tells Apollo that the blossom on his favorite tree will eventually turn into orange berries?but Apollo doesn’t believe him. With the inevitable turning of the seasons, however, both birds learn to believe the other?and cement their friendship forever.
Julia Donaldson has written such stories as the Smarties Prize-winning The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, Spinderella, The Giants and the Joneses, and Night Monkey, Day Monkey. Pam Smy is a children's book illustrator whose work includes The Hound of Baskervilles.