Story Spectacular
Story Spectacular
Jan 25, 2021
Double Feature: Flea Circus/What will I Bee?
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Today’s show is Double Feature with two SPECTACULAR stories. First, we will visit the magnificent miniature flea circus. I wonder what sorts of tiny triumphs we will see? For our second story, we will meet a little bumblebee. I wonder what sorts of spectacular things the bee could bee when it grows up?

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