Sundance and the Bully
Story Characters - Advantage Format

Sundance                                                                                                         4% of story
Stage 2 - Beginning Reader

I'm Sundance, and I'm little cuz I'm just a kitten. I talk a little funny too. But I'm going to gwow up to be weal big some day. I am waiting for a family to take me home. I hope there will be nice cats there.

Jordache                                                                                                           24% of story
Stage 3- Transitional Reader

I'm Jordache, and I love doing exciting things. After a day of playing, there's nothing better than sitting on my human's lap. When I look at the humans with my big blue eyes, they always smile.

Espree                                                                                                                     41% of story
Stage 4 - Intermediate Reader

I am Espree, the cat with the highest rank in this household. Some feel that I am too demanding, but without me to direct the activities, the younger cats would simply be lost. I run a tight ship ... just ask our humans. They truly appreciate my efforts.

Bully Cat                                                                                                                 11% of story
Stage 3 - Transitional Reader

I'm called "Bully Cat" because I like to fight the house cats. They have it so easy, with their soft beds and good meals. They even have toys to play with. I'm better than they are, and I'll show them.

Human                                                                                                                  3% of story
Stage 2 - Beginning Reader

Some people, well O.K., most people, say I talk too much. My family really likes animals, maybe not spiders, though. Don't tell my mom I said this, but I like my cats much more than I do my bratty brother.

Dandy the Fire Dog                                                                                 3% of story
Stage 4 - Intermediate Reader

I'm a Dalmatian, and I'm in charge of the fire station. That's right, nothing happens without me. I really like humans, and strangely enough, I have a couple of cat friends. My faithful companion is Abby. Although she doesn't have any spots, we have much in common.

Abby                                                                                                                      1% of story
Stage 2 - Beginning Reader

I am Abby, Dandy's best friend. I also like people, and I pretty much just want to please everyone. Dandy and I have great fun at the firehouse. It gets exciting when there is a fire to race to!

Narrator                                                                                                           13% of story
Stage 4- Intermediate Reader

As the narrator, I am the master storyteller! It's up to me to keep the story alive and interesting with each exciting detail. So, I must read everything with expression and excitement!