339. Ronald’s Turn: an original short story for kids
The bridge project is almost done. Today is Ronald’s turn to shine. The roller gets to put the finishing touches on the bridge!
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Story Begins: 10:24
Ronald’s Turn Excerpt:
Warmth filled the garage gently waking Ronald the Roller. He smiled. The contractor told Ronald he would get to help with the bridge next time. Next time was today! Ronald’s garage door slowly lifted, and the little roller zipped out, eager to begin. Ronald was the first one in the center of the construction yard today. He watched as the garage doors around him slowly opened. Ellie and Connor joined him first.
Ellie the excavator smiled at Ronald and said, “Are you ready Ronald?”
Ronald smiled and said, “Yes! No more waiting.” The roller said.
Connor the crane added, “It’ll be great to see the bridge once you add the finishing touches.” Danny, and Dory the dump trucks and Dizzy the concrete mixer rolled out of their garages and joined the group, excited to see Ronald.
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