The Very Best Book

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The Very Best Book selects familiar items that a child sees every day, like: boxes for cereal, coins for candy, water in raindrops, bottles of soda and then shows how these same objects can be used for mitzvos. The box is an esrog box, coins are for tzedakah, water in the washing cup, and a bottle of wine for kiddush. Ordinary everyday things used in a special Jewish way.

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Overview

The Very Best Book selects familiar items that a child sees every day, like: boxes for cereal, coins for candy, water in raindrops, bottles of soda and then shows how these same objects can be used for mitzvos. The box is an esrog box, coins are for tzedakah, water in the washing cup, and a bottle of wine for kiddush. Ordinary everyday things used in a special Jewish way.

About the Authors:

Dina Rosenfeld, a former pre-school teacher from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, began by creating original stories for her young students. Now, she has well over a dozen children’s titles to her credit, including the popular Labels for Laibel, Why the Moon Only Glows, and The Very Best Place for a Penny. Dina lives in Brooklyn, NY where in addition to writing, she has become involved with children’s book editing and design. <<P>Vitaliy Romanenko was born in Russia. He received his M.A. in Design at the St. Petersburg University of Art and Design. After graduation he was invited to join the faculty at the University where he taught composition and graphic art for eight years. During this period Vitaliy worked on many design and art projects. From 1991 to 1994 he and his wife Nataliya Piskunovo designed and illustrated eight colorful books for children. Since immigrating to the United States with his family, Vitaliy has worked as a computer artist on graphic projects. This is his first book for children, illustrated in the United States.

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Amit
This lovely book takes ordinary objects - bottles, coins, water, oil, boxes and baskets - and illustrates in very simple rhyme how we can do ordinary in the performance of Jewish ritual. For instance, in a lively two-page spread, children are shown using coins to buy treats, make a phone call, and feed a parking meter. On the next spread they are shown giving coins to the needy. The text tells us, "Coins in the meter/Coins to buy candy,/ And coins in the phone for a call, but...Coins that go to tzedakah (charity) / Are the very best coins of all!" Your little ones will probably want to hear each rhyme until they can recite them by heart.
Childrens Bookwatch
Splendidly designed for ages 2-5, The Very Best Book selected familiar items that a child sees ever day like boxes for cereal, coins for candy, water in raindrops, bottle of soda--and then shows how these same objects can be used for mitzvos. The box is an esrog box, coins are for tzedakah, water in the washing cup, and a bottle of wine for kiddush. Ordinary everyday things used in a special Jewish way. "Boxes, baskets, bottles and coins come in different shapes and sizes -- but what is the very best use for all these objects: Coins in the meter, coins to buy candy, and coins in the phone for a call, but, the coins that go to tzedakah are the very best coins of all!" Bright, vibrant full color illustrations bring each item and every page to life. The Very Best Book is, itself, a very best book indeed!
Hartford Courant
Rhyming text introduces the very young to some of the everyday objects that have a special place in Jewish life.
Intermountain Jewish News
The Very Best Book by Dina Rosenfeld, published by Hachai Publishing selects familiar items that a child sees every day like: boxes for cereal, coins for candy, water in raindrops bottles of soda and shows how these same objects can be used for mitzvos. The box is an esrog box, coins are for tzedakah, water in the washing cup, and a bottle of wine for Kiddush. Ordinary everyday things used in a special Jewish way.
Jewish World News
When Dina Rosenfeld a talented children's book writer combines her efforts with Vitaliy Romanenko, a new artist creating bright, true to life color illustrations, the result is a wonderful book for 2 to 5 year olds.
Tribune-Review
With the...publication of The Very Best Book, Rosenfeld has helped to ensure that today's Jewish teachers and parents have fun and educational books to use with their littlest children.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this peppy picture book, children learn to see the potential for mitzvos, which are commandments or good deeds, in everyday situations. Rosenfeld and Romanenko work smoothly in tandem to present both common and spiritual uses for such items as boxes, coins and bottles. Though the passages of rhyming text tend toward the trite ("Oil for salad,/ Oil for cars,/ And oil to rub on me,/ but..../ The oil in my menorah,/ Is the best oil there could be!") and the literal illustrations are excessively chipper, the book successfully conveys an excitement about applying religion to one's life. While the commandments-andfrequently the mode of dress- are specific to the Jewish faith, children of any denomination can recognize the universal images of celebrating with friends, praying with family, helping elders or giving money to the poor. A brief glossary explains some of the book's vocabulary, but unfortunately it omits the term "tzedakah" and the definition of "washing cup," which may not be obvious to readers. Ages 2-5. (Feb.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780922613762
  • Publisher: Hachai Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.73 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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