Blanka the plush bunny is excited to be a surprise gift. As she is wrapped in colorful paper the fluffy yellow stuffed animal wonders who she will meet.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:53

Narrator: Female

Surprise Gift Excerpt:

All the brilliant colors reminded the soft bunny of a birthday party. The person briefly sat down and picked up the spool of bright blue ribbon. He rolled out a piece across the table and then cut the ribbon. He gently tied the sparkling ribbon in a bow around the toy bunny’s neck. Blanka loved the blue ribbon, it shimmered in the light.

The person left the table to retrieve something else. The toy bunny wondered what he was getting now. He came back with a cardboard box. The person gently picked up the soft bunny and placed her inside the box. Blanka looked around, her head and ears fully visible, above the edges of the box. This cardboard box was too small. The person lifted the toy bunny back out of the box and removed it from the table.

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