Holly, Hawk, and Herb the airplanes are excited as they get ready for the air show. Each plane will share their specialty.
Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story “Connor’s Conundrum this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “The Air Show,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:10

Narrator: Female

The Air Show Excerpt:

Holly, Hawk and Herb felt a sense of adventure as they thought about what the day held in store for them.  Today, the three little airplanes were flying in an air show.   It was something completely new for all of them.  Holly felt excited to bring some delight to the people watching, Herb felt happy to be with his friends, and that his flight would be low to the ground.  No high loops for him.  Hawk felt thrilled that he was about to show everyone what he could do.  The three little airplanes waited eagerly for their turn in the show.  “Let’s take some deep dragon breaths so we are calm and ready.”  Holly suggested.

“That’s a great idea.”  Herb said.  “I know I could use a little extra focus.”

“That’s right we want to be safe, and have fun.” Hawk added.

The three little planes took deep dragon breaths, in and out (deep breath), and pictured their routine in their minds.  They took another deep dragon breath, in and out (deep breath), and wished the people watching a delightful day.  With one more deep dragon breath, in and out (deep breath), the planes felt focused and ready for their big moment.

They heard the announcer call out “Now, put your hands together for Holly, Hawk, and Herb as they get ready for their first flight in this air show!”  It was time!

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