Chance the Cardboard box is ready for his next adventure! What will the kids imagine today?

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Imagine This!” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:49

Imagine This! Excerpt:

The little kitty purred, happily resting in the cardboard box.  Its soft fur tickled Chance and he giggled.  The cardboard box felt curious, wondering where the kids’ powerful imaginations would take him today.  He heard their laughter growing louder, and guessed he would find out soon. 


“Ready for the continuing adventures of the changing cardboard box?” the boy asked his sister.


“I’m ready if you are.” She said. “You get to use your idea first.  Since I went first last time.”  The box thought that was pretty nice, and wondered what the boy’s idea was.


“OK!” the boy said, “Hop on board the express train.”


“Where are we going?” The little girl asked.


“You’ll see.” The boy replied.


With that the boy and girl hopped into the box.  Chance did his best train impersonation as they rolled out of the station.  The carpet around him slowly faded away, and Chance could see train tracks lying in front.  He heard chug a chug a chug a chug choo choo, and felt the breeze flowing by.  Wherever they were headed would be magical. The cardboard box knew that much. Chance was chugging along his track when the magical door appeared in front of him, just as it had before.


“There it is!” The little girl exclaimed.

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