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SuperBert by Iris Williams Did you know cats can be superheroes? From the moment Bertie was born, he had always longed to be a superhero. He had seen magazines and book covers about heroes like Batman and Spiderman. He hoped one day he could be like one of them. One night, he discovered that he had superpowers! He could fly, become invisible, teleport and more. Bertie felt so lucky. He decided his superhero name was SuperBert. He wished there was somebody he could rescue. The next day he realised his owner Lily wasn’t coming to feed him. He used his powers to track her and discovered she had been kidnapped by a supervillain! This was Bertie’s chance to be a hero, so he set off to Evil Eddie’s castle. When he got there, he managed to defeat him and flew to Lily’s prison cage. Lily was unconscious when Bertie arrived, so he used power to float her back home. She hadn’t woken up, so Bertie licked her. At once Lily sat up and hugged him, thanking him for rescuing her. As a reward, she gave Bertie some Dreamies. “My little Superbert,” said Lily, stroking the best cat ever.

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