Lovelle, redone in IllustratorBy Tali Lehavi Hamer
Lovelle(TM) spent the week of Spring break with grandma.
On Monday, Grandma splashed Lovelle with a hose in the yard. When she was done, she wrapped Lovelle in a towel and said, “I’m going to wrap you like a burrito and eat you!”
On Tuesday, grandma took Lovelle to the park. Lovelle played in the mud. At the end, she rinsed and scrubbed off the mud. Grandmother wrapped her up in a towel and said, “I’m going to wrap you up like sushi and eat you!”
On Wednesday, grandma took Lovelle to the beach. Lovelle built the biggest sandcastle… until the waves came to claim it. Grandma wrapped Lovelle up in a towel and said, “I’m going to wrap you like a blintzes and eat you!”
On Thursday, grandmother baked blueberry muffins with Lovelle. Even Lovelle’s teddybear agreed those were the best muffins ever. Grandma cleaned up Lovelle, wrapped her in a towel, and said, “I am going to wrap you like a samosa and eat you!” [Aren’t you full from the muffins?]
On Friday, grandma took Lovelle to the pool at the community center. Lovelle showed grandma how to protect the ants from the water. [grandma is the bridge] At the end, Grandma wrapped Lovelle in a towel and said, “I am going to wrap you up like an omelet and eat you!”
On Saturday, grandma took Lovelle to pick fresh plums. Grandma taught Lovelle how to make fruit punch and jam. At the end, grandma bathed Lovelle. Then she wrapped up Lovelle snug in a towel and said, “I’m going to wrap you up like falafel, and eat you!”
On Sunday, grandma and Lovelle fingerpainted. When she was all fresh and clean, grandma wrapped Lovelle in a towel nice and snug.
“Grandma, aren’t you hungry today?” Asked Lovelle.
“I am not hungry today. Today I’m going to wrap you up like a gift and give you to your parents. They love you very much and they missed you all week.”
Foods that wrap around another food that you might love:
Eggroll—Chinese. A fried combination of vegetables and sometimes small pieces of meat wrapped and fried in a thin dough.
Calzone—Italian, like pizza but with the toppings inside.
Samosa—Indian. It is usually filled with peas or beans.
Falafel—a ball of beans that gets wrapped up in a pita bread with sesame sauce and a salad over it.
Omelet—an egg that’s cooked like a pancake and then usually folder over vegetables or lunch meats or cheese.
Blintzes—a Jewish dessert
Crepe—dessert usually consisting of a very light thin dough, whipped cream and fruits inside.
Enchildada—Mexican. Similar to a burrito, but fried.
Can you think of other foods that have another food inside them?
How about a pea? That’s a food that comes wrapped by nature all on its own!