Dunkan Dabble won't answer to his name as he believes he's Batbird, a superhero that he and his friends watch on TV. Dunkan's family and friends find him very difficult to live with as Batbird. He plays too roughly and insists on sleeping upside down. But Dunkan becomes a hero overnight by unwttingly saving his family from a prowling fox. * Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. * Text type - A humorous fantasy story. * A timeline on pages 30 and 31 summarises the story in nine sequential steps providing an ideal cue for further discussion. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices, Taking part.
Jane Clarke is a talented writer . She was shortlisted for the Fidler Award in 1998. Jane has also written Smoky Dragons (Little Tiger Press), Plodney Creeper, Supersloth (Egmont, 'Blue Bananas series'), as well as numerous poems published in collections. She enjoys helping out at the local Primary School and visiting schools all over the UK and Benelux.
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School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities