Children's LiteratureIf you liked Sammy Spider's First Trip to Israel you'll love this new activity book that gives youngsters the opportunity to connect hands-on with everyone's favorite spider. Beginning with an empty suitcase, to be filled with travel items of the reader's choice for Sammy's trip, these lively pages continue with a connect-the-dots puzzle; Tel Aviv street scene with instructions to circle all the objects that make noise; find-Sammy-hidden-in-the-kibbutz-dining-hall; food experience to create (and then eat) your own Sammy; color-the-dots; maze which finishes at the Western Wall; and many other types of games, puzzles and drawing and decorating projects. At the end, a rebus captioned, "Israel's full of things to touch/hear, see, taste and smell./Sammy's eager to fly back home/ He has so much to tell" brings us to a happy conclusion with Sammy greeting his mother with the word "Shalom"meaning hello, goodbye and peace. Add this to your summer activities list for the young ones in your life. 2004, Kar-Ben, Ages 3 to 8.