ChuChu’s neighborhood was a great place to live. Many children lived there. A boy named Cussly lived in the neighborhood too. One morning, Cussly’s mother woke him up with a kiss. Good morning, Cussly sweetheart. It’s time to rise and shine! Oh Mom! It’s Sunday today. Can I sleep for a little longer, please? You can Cussly. But don’t you want to get up and get dressed? It’s your birthday today, remember! Oh yes! It’s my birthday! I almost forgot! Happy Birthday, sweetheart. Thanks, Mom! So what would you like to do today, Cussly? Would you like to invite your friends over for a birthday party? Yes! Let’s invite my friends over for lunch. That’ll be fun! We can get pizzas! And a big chocolate cake! I’ll also make my favorite broccoli soup for my friends! It’s your day today, Cussly! So we’ll do whatever you like, dear. Cussly got dressed quickly. He wore some nice new clothes. Cussly’s mother invited his friends over. She ordered pizzas and a delicious chocolate birthday cake. Meanwhile, Cussly put on an apron and started making his favorite broccoli soup. Butter! Fresh broccoli! Cream! Soon, the soup was done and Cussly was ready for his birthday party. The doorbell rang. Cussly’s friends came with presents. Happy Birthday, Cussly! Cussly’s mother invited everyone to join Cussly as he cut his birthday cake. Come on, everyone! Let’s sing for Cussly while he cuts his birthday cake. Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Cussly! Happy Birthday to you! Thanks everyone! Cussly’s mother then invited all the children to eat lunch. Come on, children! You must be hungry now. Let’s have some lunch! Cussly wanted everyone to try his broccoli soup. Everyone, I have made my favorite broccoli soup for you all. Please try it. It’s yummy. I’m really hungry, Cussly but I’ll skip the soup and just have pizza and cake. Try it, ChaCha. It’s delicious. I know you’ll like it. No, Cussly. I only want pizza and cake. ChaCha’s hand accidentally hit the soup bowl. Some soup spilled out. Cussly became very angry. Look what you’ve done, ChaCha. You’ve spilled the soup. I’m not going to give you any cake or pizza now. I’m sorry, Cussly. I didn’t mean to spill the soup. I’ll help you clean it up. Oh, no you won’t. ChuChu heard Cussly scolding ChaCha. Cussly, it was an accident. You’re not being fair. Do you remember what happened last week? You were playing with a frog when you accidentally hurt its leg. Uh oh! I think I’d better go home. I’ve hurt this frog You left without helping the frog But ChaCha and I took the frog with us and cared for it You were very rude Cussly You ran away without helping out But we forgot about your mistake and came to your birthday party. We forgave you, didn’t we? ChaCha made a mistake by pushing the bowl away He’s willing to help you clean it up He’s being very fair, Cussly And I think you should be fair to ChaCha and forgive him too You’re right ChuChu I’m sorry ChaCha And I’m sorry about spilling the soup too Cussly and ChaCha shake hands Cussly then gave ChaCha a huge slice of pizza and a big piece of his birthday cake This is for you ChaCha I’m sorry and thank you for forgiving me. Friendship is all about forgiving and forgetting Always remember that ChaCha then surprised Cussly by asking him for a bowl of the broccoli soup Cussly, I’d like to try some of the broccoli soup you’ve made I’m sure it must be very good I’ll get you a bowl right away ChaCha enjoyed eating the broccoli soup Mmmm… This soup is yummy You’re a very good cook Cussly! Thanks ChaCha Everyone had a good time at Cussly’s party We all had fun today and we learned how we must always forgive our friends. It’s very important ChuChu was right Friendship is all about forgiving and forgetting Cussly was a very spoiled little boy. He would always throw tantrums when he wanted something. And he would pester his mother to buy him a new toy every day Mom! I want that toy. Please buy it for me. I really want it. I really do. Cussly’s mother felt very troubled with the way Cussly behaved. Especially when she took Cussly to a store and he would refuse to move till she bought him something I want that toy! I won’t come home till I get it. Cussly, please behave yourself. Everyone’s watching. One day, Cussly’s mother decided to be very firm with Cussly. I want that toy car! I won’t move from here untill you buy it. I’m sorry, Cussly. But I’m not buying that toy car for you. You already have dozens of toys that you don’t even play with But this car is a red one! You must buy it for me, mom. I want that robot too. I’m sorry, Cussly. But I’m not buying you anything. Cussly’s mother took Cussly home and showed him his toy bin. Look at how many toys you have Cussly. And look at how many you have of each kind. You hardly play with them. I really don’t think you need more toys. You already have more toys than you can play with. They are all being wasted Huh? Cussly’s mother then pointed out Some of the other children from the neighborhood Look at these children Cussly They hardly have any toys. Why don’t you invite them over and give them some of your extra toys? Good idea, mom! And so Cussly invited the children over. Friends, please take some of my toys. I have too many of them. I’d like to share some of them with you. All the children were very happy. They took some of the toys and thanked Cussly. Thank you for sharing your toys with us, Cussly. We’ve never seen so many toys before in our life! You really are generous Yes, Cussly. Thank you. Why don’t you come and play with us. It will be fun Cussly felt very happy now. He realized that his mother had made him do the right thing. Giving his toys away, had made the other children very happy. And the toys he had stopped playing with, were being put to good use.