Uncle Eli’s Wedding

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Uncle Eli’s Wedding written by Tracy Newman and illustrated by Sernur Isik (2015)

Daniel is antsy because he has to wear a suit and tie for his Uncle Eli’s wedding instead of working on his soccer skills. Uncle Eli and his soon-to-be Aunt Lilah are busy with the wedding preparations. Bubbe Tillie and Bubbe Millie discourage Daniel from bothering Uncle Eli. But Daniel wants a special job. Finally at the end of the ceremony, Daniel found the perfect job. He used his fancy footwork to help Uncle Eli break the glass. Mazel Tov!

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So many wedding stories for kids focus on the flower girl or even the ring bearer. Here’s a story that just takes us through a little boy’s frustration with his uncle’s wedding keeping him from playing soccer with his uncle.

Have some fun with wedding traditions.

I wonder if Daniel enjoyed some of these Sephardic Snow Cookies at Uncle Eli’s wedding. You can whip up a batch for your little readers. 

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With some help, little hands could decorated clear jars to make Mod Podge Candle Holders for the happy couple.f40a323eeb93edbe96469afa50758b8e

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