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Cactus Craving a Hug

Cactus Craving a Hug

Carl, a lonely cactus, dreams of getting a cuddle
Once upon a time, in a desert far away, there lived a little cactus named Carl. Carl's spiky arms kept him safe from harm, but he had one problem - he craved a hug.
Carl sees other creatures enjoying hugs, but not himself
Every day, Carl would watch as other plants and animals in the desert shared cuddles. He saw birds snuggling in their nests and flowers swaying together in the wind. But no one hugged Carl.
Lucy the lizard consoles a despondent Carl
One day, a friendly lizard named Lucy noticed Carl's sad face. She asked, 'Why are you so glum, Carl?' Carl replied, 'I wish I could feel the warmth of a hug.' Lucy felt sad for Carl and decided to help.
Lucy collects materials for a cuddly outfit for Carl
Lucy ran around the desert, gathering soft materials to create a huggable outfit for Carl. She carefully wrapped Carl's spiky arms with cushions and blankets, creating a cozy embrace.
Carl feels happy and warm with his new outfit
When Carl put on his new cuddle-worthy outfit, he felt different. He felt snuggly and warm, just like being in a real hug. Carl was overjoyed!
Everyone in the desert comes to hug Carl
Word spread across the desert about Carl's newfound cuddliness. Plants and animals from all around came to give Carl a hug. Carl had never felt so loved!
Carl shares his cuddle outfit, spreading love in the desert
Feeling the love from his desert friends, Carl decided to share his cuddle outfit with other cacti who also craved hugs. Soon, the desert was filled with huggable cacti, spreading warmth and happiness.
The desert becomes a joyful place filled with hugs
From that day on, the desert became a cuddly, loving place where every plant and animal felt the joy of a hug. And Carl, the once-lonely cactus, now had hugs every day, making him the happiest cactus in the world.

Reflection Questions

  • Why did Carl crave a hug?
  • Who helped Carl feel the warmth of a hug?
  • What happened to the desert after Carl got his cuddly outfit?

Once upon a time, in a desert far away, there lived a little cactus named Carl. Carl's spiky arms kept him safe from harm, but he had one problem - he craved a hug.

Carl, a lonely cactus, dreams of getting a cuddle

Every day, Carl would watch as other plants and animals in the desert shared cuddles. He saw birds snuggling in their nests and flowers swaying together in the wind. But no one hugged Carl.

Carl sees other creatures enjoying hugs, but not himself

One day, a friendly lizard named Lucy noticed Carl's sad face. She asked, 'Why are you so glum, Carl?' Carl replied, 'I wish I could feel the warmth of a hug.' Lucy felt sad for Carl and decided to help.

Lucy the lizard consoles a despondent Carl

Lucy ran around the desert, gathering soft materials to create a huggable outfit for Carl. She carefully wrapped Carl's spiky arms with cushions and blankets, creating a cozy embrace.

Lucy collects materials for a cuddly outfit for Carl

When Carl put on his new cuddle-worthy outfit, he felt different. He felt snuggly and warm, just like being in a real hug. Carl was overjoyed!

Carl feels happy and warm with his new outfit

Word spread across the desert about Carl's newfound cuddliness. Plants and animals from all around came to give Carl a hug. Carl had never felt so loved!

Everyone in the desert comes to hug Carl

Feeling the love from his desert friends, Carl decided to share his cuddle outfit with other cacti who also craved hugs. Soon, the desert was filled with huggable cacti, spreading warmth and happiness.

Carl shares his cuddle outfit, spreading love in the desert

From that day on, the desert became a cuddly, loving place where every plant and animal felt the joy of a hug. And Carl, the once-lonely cactus, now had hugs every day, making him the happiest cactus in the world.

The desert becomes a joyful place filled with hugs

Reflection Questions

  • Why did Carl crave a hug?
  • Who helped Carl feel the warmth of a hug?
  • What happened to the desert after Carl got his cuddly outfit?