It's coming up on summer vacation, and do you know what that means? It's a great time to catch up on your reading! Our picks this month are for anyone ages 6 to 10 and come from "Jewish Heirloom Stories" ($12.95, Gefen Publishing) by Tami Lahman-Wilzig with illustrations by Ksenia Topaz. Girls will enjoy "Lotty's Lace Tablecloth" and guys will get a kick out of "Mayer Aaron Levi and His Lemon Tree." Both stories are told via kids, Nina and Joshua, respectively, who are descendants of each books' main character. Plus in the back of each book is room to create your own family stories.
Will Empress Elizabeth take Lotty's tablecloth away from her? Will Mayer Aaron's generosity backfire on him? Yeah, like we'd spill the beans....
Happy Father's Day
Sure Mother's Day came first, but we can't forget to thank Dad, Grandpa, Zayde, Papa, Saba and Uncle on June 17 for all they do.
Since dads aren't really into flowers the way moms are, why not make a card and then head to the park to play some ball or curl up and watch a movie together. Of course, you could also buy a tie, socks or something fun from the hardware or electronic store (we call those grown-up toys).
Holidays NOT on the Calendar
June 6: National Yo-Yo Day. Walk the dog or shoot the moon today in honor of Donald F. Duncan Sr., the creator of the yo-yo.
June 10: National Iced Tea Day. What better way to cool off during the hot months of summer than with a tall glass of iced tea. The drink became popular at the very hot 1904 World's fair in St. Louis. L'chayim!
The Screening Room Quiz
There are so many awesome movies coming out this summer that YeLAdim is planning to spend a lot of time at the theater in the next few months. Tip: Daytime showings cost less than nighttime ones, and a lot of theaters give discounts if you have your student ID.
Wanna figure out which films they are? Just use the code (which means when you see the letter A, turn it into a C, etc.) You can check your answers below -- scroll down.
A=C B=D C=E D=F E=G F=H G=I H=J I=K J=L K=M L=N
M=O N=P O=Q P=R Q=S R=T S=U T=V U=W V=X W=Y X=Z
FYPPW NMRRCP YLB RFC MPBCP MD RFC NFMCLHV
NHPYRCQ MD RFC AYPHZZCYL: YR UMPJB'Q CLB
QFPCI RFC RFHPB
And if you see any movies this summer, please e-mail in your reviews with your name, age and school (or camp) to email@example.com. You'll receive a prize as a thank you!
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Pirates of the Caribbean: at world's end
Shrek the Third
Wanna say goodbye to your buds until you see them again in the fall? Have a friend or sibling who will be graduating? Do you have advice for the new kids coming into your school? Then yeLAdim wants to hear it. E-mail us your shout outs for the class of 2007 and we'll run them on our May page. Send 'em our way at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll also take poems and stories about your graduation or summer vacation plans.