Set in the times of the Biblical Flood, Dave is a Nestrian, a clumsy, silly-looking, brightly coloured creature whose only skills seems to be making comfortable nests and secreting a foul smelling cloud of blue gas whenever he gets scared for his life. Dave is constantly moving around searching for a place to stay, a real home, much to the dismay of Finny, his son, who only wants to make friends. After hearing a rumor of a colossal wave that is said to cover the whole world, Dave packs up again and takes Finny to a giant gathering of animals where their only salvation awaits: a huge ark, big enough to fit in all the animals of the world, and built by a very nice human named Noah.Ooops Noah is Gone 2015
Unfortunately, Dave and Finny are turned away as they’re not on the Lion’s list. The Lion manages all animal affairs on the ark and is the captain. But it takes more than that to dissuade a Nestrian. With the use of some creative thinking, some Nestrian craftsmanship, and the involuntary help of the carnivorous Grymps, Hazel and her daughter Leah, they manage to sneak on the ark after all.
Just when the day seemed to have been saved, Dave and Hazel realize that Finny and Leah have disappeared. Their curiosity having gotten the better of them, they were on the scaffolding as the tidal wave hit the boat and it sailed away. The parents panic as the ark sails off, leaving their children stranded on the last bit of land not yet engulfed by the water.
Their desperate race against time begins. Leah, who is a born hunter and survivor is burdened with the clumsy and awkward Finny, but somehow they manage to escape from the rising water and a pair of greedy and gruesome griffins (who look like giant bats). Eventually they add two more odd creatures who were also rejected from the ark to their ranks (Obesey, who seems to be a huge slug, and his friend Stayput, who is tiny and lives on Obesey). Finding his footing, surrounded by his new group of friends, Finny starts to emerge as the brave hero that he really is.