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National Hugging Day
|edHelper's suggested reading level:||grades 3 to 4|
|Flesch-Kincaid grade level:||2.76|
A Great Big Hug
By Mary L. Bushong
1 David looked out the window of the car. He and his dad were driving to the hospital. They were going to take Grandma home.
2 The hospital parking lot was very big. David's dad drove around to find a good place to park near the doors. Grandma would not want to walk far. Once inside the building, they walked down a hallway. David wrinkled his nose.
3 "It smells funny here, Dad," he commented to his father.
4 "That's mostly because of the cleaners they use to kill germs," said Dad.
5 Dad let him push the button for the elevator. David liked to ride in it. He liked the funny feeling he got when it stopped at each floor.
6 Grandma was all dressed and ready to leave when they reached her room. David raced to her. She opened her arms and gave him a very gentle hug. He began to hug her as hard as he used to do, but Grandma's gasp made him stop.
7 "A gentle squeeze would be enough for now," she said. "I don't think I'm up for a puddin'-squeezing hug just yet. Let's go home!"
8 Grandma rode in a wheelchair down to the hospital doors. Dad carried her overnight case. David pushed the elevator buttons. Grandma didn't talk much in the car.
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English Reading Comprehension: A Great Big Hug
French Reading Comprehension: Un gros câlin
Spanish Reading Comprehension: Un Gran abrazo
Italian Reading Comprehension: Un meraviglioso grande abbraccio
German Reading Comprehension: Eine riesengroße Umarmung
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