Allie and Andy are excited to go berry picking. Although they’re just getting to know each other they’re sure to have a berry fun day!

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

When Andy and his dad reached Allie’s house, she bounded out of the front door with her dad following behind.  While Andy and Allie’s dads talked for a bit Allie said, “Thanks for inviting me!  I’ve never been berry picking before.”

“You’re welcome.”  Andy said, smiling.   “This is my first time too.  I guess we’ll figure it out together.”

She hopped into the car and said, “You know I really enjoyed playing that Sardines game you taught us.”

“Thanks. I’m glad you liked it. Oh look! There’s the brand new train!” Andy said, excitedly pointing out the window.

“Isn’t it cool!” Allie said.  “Do you know why it’s sparkling?  That’s the solar paint they used.  I think it’s awesome that the train moves with energy from the sun!  Don’t you?”

Andy felt surprised, then excited.  Allie understood solar power, and she liked trains.  He smiled and said, “Yeah, it’s pretty neat.  I like how the solar energy powers the motors and then the magnets inside the track and pulls the train forward or backward, wherever it needs to go.  It’s so quiet too!  Listen!”  Both Allie and Andy listened and could just make out a gentle hum as the train passed them by.

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Did “Berry Fun” soothe you to sleep?  Try “Rockin’ Sharks” for another relaxing story.

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