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A Great Big Hug
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.76

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    puddin, settled, gasp, wrinkled, hallway, overnight, pudding, feeling, window, case, phone, kill, arms, squeeze, mind, able
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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Reading Comprehension
     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


National Hugging Day Math Printable
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