Bobby the Bus is excited. Today he gets to take the kids on a field trip. Where will they go?

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 “Field Trip!” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:38

Field Trip! Show Excerpt:

Sunshine streamed through the colorful trees.  As Bobby the Bus waited patiently, he admired how the trees had changed from shades of green into red, orange, and gold.  The enchanted forest looked stunning and the school bus wished he could travel into it to see what was there.  The bus began to imagine the magical animals living in the forest.  Maybe there was a dragon.  The school bus smiled at the thought of a mysterious dragon living in the forest.  Then he decided he should review his schedule.


He hoped that he would be back to the school in time to do his afternoon route.  Bobby didn’t want to let any of his regular passengers down.  Then laughter and cheering poured out of the school.  The kindergartners were coming! Bobby opened his doors and the kids slowly climbed up the great big steps with their little legs.


The dragon was taking its morning walk past the school when a ruckus caught its attention.  Ears already turning towards the noise, the dragon stopped and peered out of the forest.  The kindergartners were getting on the bus.  The puzzled dragon looked up at the sky.


The sun was almost directly above.  It was too late for the children to be arriving at school.  It was also too early for them to be going home.  The dragon wondered where they were going? Wherever it was, they certainly seemed excited.

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