Meet the irrepressible Sludger....The first aardvark in history to do anything interesting! With an amazing rhythm gained from years of drumming the earth for ants, Sludger and his canny caterpillar chum Feldwick head for the glamorous world of birds, Beak City, in search of fame and fortune. There he is transformed into Hamilton Mattress, Drummer Extraordinaire! But their adventures lead them into a dark underworld where ruthless parrot Balustrade harbours vicious plans for such a prodigious talent. In a city where beaks and feathers are the definition of beauty, can a funny-looking aardvark succeed - or even survive? Funny, moving and exciting, this epic tale is packed full of memorable characters, sparkling humour and toe-tapping rhythms, making it great entertainment for all the family.