Gold Band / Level 9

AuthorSteve Howson
IllustratorGisela Bohorquez
Format15x21cm, 32pg, SB
Publication Date28/01/2019
AR Rating
ISBN 978-1-84886-396-5        RRP £5.99

Bingo and the Burblies


One day, deep in the rainforest, Bingo discovers something amazing: small creatures called burblies! But when strangers come to the valley, can she keep the burblies safe?


Gold Band Structure

  • No specific phonic structure to these books, as children should be able to work out most reasonably common words without difficulty.
  • Vocabulary choices are appropriate to this young readership and not too complex or demanding.
  • Plots and characters are still mostly clear and straightforward to follow. There are still plenty of opportunities for prediction, discussion and thinking about the story.
  • A wider range of sentence structures can be used – still mostly simple and speech-like, but with some that are longer/multi-clause.
  • Plots are still straightforward and linear, but they may be developed over more pages or require a bit more thought to understand.
  • Story is split into simple chapters,