by Sara Blau

If I Went to the Moon / Mah Lokchim LaYareach? (Hebrew Edition)

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: Vasilisa Romanenko and Vitaliy Romanenko
: Hardcover
: Hebrew
: 9789659265244



In this whimsical picture book, a young boy enjoys an afternoon of creative play, imagining the many supplies he’d need for a trip to the moon:  water for washing negel vasser, coins for tzedaka, friends to share with, parents to honor…

As he packs and prepares, our hero realizes how hard it would be to do mitzvos in a place that has nothing but what he can bring along,  The simplicity of the rhyming text and charming illustrations present a very profound truth — that there already is a perfect place for doing all the mitzvos of Hashem.

“If I Went to the Moon” will inspire boys and girls to do mitzvos with joy and appreciation, right here on Earth!


ISBN: 9789659265244  Hardcover/ Ages 2-5 / List Price $12.95

Author Information

Sara Blau is a teacher and Extracurricular Director at Beth Rivkah High School. She is a mother of two children and the author of several children’s books.

Illustrator Information


Vitaliy Romanenko was born in Russia.  He received his M.A. in Design at the St. Petersburg University of Art and Design.  Since immigrating to the United States with his family, Vitaliy has worked as a computer artist on graphic projects and has illustrated a number of books including Once Upon A Time and Way Too Much Challah Dough for Hachai Publishing.

Vasilisa Romanenko moved to the U.S. with her parents when she was 7 years old. She is currently attending the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in illustration. Her main areas of focus are fashion illustration and children’s book illustration. A Car that Goes Far is her first children’s book, illustrated in collaboration with her father, Vitaliy.

Customer Reviews


...the book successfully conveys an excitement about applying religion to one's life...

- Publishers Weekly

...Splendidly designed...

- Children's Bookwatch

...speaks in just the right tone about an upsheren celebration from the birthday boy's point of view.

- N'shei Newsletter

...a fun book of learning and teaching and being Jewish.

- Algemainer Journal

The stories are charming and delightful...

- Jewish World News