“What has happened to the bunny trail?” Cranky Bunny, with a cranky attitude, asked his mother.
“What are you so cranky about now?” asked Mother.
“Julie and I just got back from going for a walk on the bunny trail,” explained Cranky Bunny with an even crankier attitude.
“Please excuse his cranky attitude,” said Julie, who always sticks up for him. “Cranky Bunny is upset because the bunny trail is destroyed.”
“Destroyed how?” asked Mother.
“There are rocks, twigs and garbage all over it,” said Cranky Bunny.
“We did have that bad storm a few nights ago,” said Mother.
“Yes,” said Julie. “That storm must have destroyed the bunny trail.”
“How is the Easter Bunny going to be able to deliver the Easter chocolates and gifts?” asked Cranky Bunny with the absolute crankiest attitude ever.
“Oh dear,” said Mother. “I didn’t even think of that. Easter is only a week away. Why don’t I call the mayor? Maybe he can help.”
“I will call him,” said Cranky Bunny.
“Please drop the cranky attitude when you talk to him,” said Mother. “Otherwise he won’t help.”
“How about I call him?” asked Julie. “After all, he is my uncle.”
“Good idea,” said Mother.
Julie called her uncle. He agreed that he would have the rocks removed if she would get her friends to help with the twigs and picking up the garbage. Cranky Bunny and Mother both agreed to help out.
The next morning, bright and early, Cranky Bunny, Julie and Mother went to the bunny trail. They worked very hard and by the end of the day, they had the bunny trail all cleaned up except for the big rocks.
“But Uncle,” cried Julie, when she called him to tell him the bunny trail was cleaned up. “You promised you would remove the rocks if we cleaned up the twigs and the garbage, which we did.”
“I know I promised,” said Julie’s uncle. “However, we just don’t have the funds available.”
“The Easter Bunny will never be able to hop over those rocks,” said Cranky Bunny with another cranky attitude. “We have to get the rocks moved. Easter will be cancelled. We can’t have that.”
“Then we will move them ourselves,” said Julie. “We can just roll them away off the bunny trail.”
“Yes,” said Cranky Bunny. “We can do that.”
Cranky Bunny, Julie and Mother all went to the bunny trail the next morning. They rolled all the rocks off the bunny trail.
“We did a wonderful job,” said Cranky Bunny. “The bunny trail is all ready for the Easter Bunny.”
The Easter Bunny hopped along the bunny trail on Easter morning. He was very pleased at how clean it was. He had heard that Cranky Bunny, Julie and Mother worked very hard at cleaning it. He left each of them an extra special gift for Easter.
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