WHAT ARE YOUR PICKS
for the BEST OF the JEWISH NEWS Readers' Choice Awards?
Judaism. Still, it's hard not to like The
Only One Club.
It is a story about the importance of
individuality and understanding differ-
As the book begins, Jennifer's first-
grade class is making Christmas deco-
rations. Jennifer announces, "I'm
Jewish. I celebrate Hanukah."
(Unfortunately, there's absolutely
nothing else about what the holiday
celebrates — not even a one-word sen-
Since Jennifer is the only Jewish
child in the class, her teacher, Mrs.
Matthews, suggests she make
Chanukah decorations instead.
That night, Jennifer tells her parents
about what happened at school, then
decides to make up "The Only One
Club," of which she is the only mem-
ber. She creates a circle button with
glitter, with her club name right in the
middle, and wears it to school the next
Predictably, all the other children
want to be members of "The Only
One Club." One boy insists he should
be a member because he's the only one
Illustrated by doff
titter% by dare Na00f
last name is that of a bird.
Written for young children, The
Only One Club features terrific pic-
tures, bright and snappy. And even if
the message is nothing new, in a world
filled with intolerance and hatred, it's
a message we could all do with hearing
again and again. 0
Are You Puzzled?
Answer to last week's quiz (How,
a new driver could go the wrong
way up a one-way street and not
break the law?):
She was walking, not driving.
Congratulations to all of you who
solved this riddle. Look for
another puzzle in next week's
Our upcoming NOSH guide to dining
and entertainment will reveal the win-
ners of the BEST OF survey. From
corned beef to cocktails and bagels to
burgers, we want to know your favorite
places to grab a nosh, celebrate a
birthday dinner and hang out after
Send ballot to:
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29200 Northwestern Hwy.
Southfield, MI 48034
Fax to (248) 304-8885.
to vote online.
Please complete this ballot and mail,
fax or submit online to us by Aug. 30.
We'll publish your picks in this year's
NOSH, on newsstands Oct. 22. Include
your name, phone number and any
comments about your choices.
Traditional Jewish Favorites
Best matzah ball /chicken noodle
Best egg-white omelet
Best seven-layer cake
Best Middle Eastern
Best Chinese restaurant
Best steak dinner
Best spot for seafood
Best place for a power lunch
Best patio dining
Best low-carb menu
Best early bird special
Best reason to drive
to Ann Arbor for dinner
Best reason to drive
to Windsor for dinner
Best place to take the kids for:
A birthday party
ON THE TOWN ... AFTER-HOURS
Best place to go for a cocktail
Best late-night coffeehouse
Best wine list
Best dessert menu
Best place to go dancing
Best Saturday night hotspot
Best teen hangout
Best movie theater
Best live theater venue