Dudley and his owner Daphane love nothing better than walks in the parks and having fun. When Dudley sees dogs on TV they are brave and heroic the whole time! But Dudley is scared of almost everything ...especially Attila the loud, bullying dog who lives at Number 48. Dudley tries to be daring in the park but thinks himself a miserable failure. But then Daphane and Dudley get caught up in a thunderstorm and have to detour past house 48! Dudley is going to have to face his fears and Attila for real ..."The I Am Reading" series provides just the right balance of challenge and support for newly independent readers. Large, easy-to-read type, satisfying stories by top writers and cheerful full-colour pictures help children make the transition from picture books to chapter books. Each book includes a bookmark flap, tips for beginner readers and either short, numbered chapters or two short stories.