Author: Sashi Fridman
Illustrator: Pesach Gerber
The letters in the prayer book come to life and begin their journey
to G-d. But will they have the strength to make such a long trip
This depends on the children who are saying them.
This is a perfect
book for children who are just learning to read or speak Hebrew. Through
wonderful illustrations and imaginative rhyme, kids are taught the awesome
power of the words they utter in prayer: "The letters soar straight to
Hashem/Who is so pleased to welcome them." Teachers and parents alike will
want to have this book as part of their permanent collection.
Letters is a gripping, creative book which will entertain and educate children
of all ages over and over again. The rhyming verse and fantastic artwork
truly make the letters in our prayer book come alive, as "the holy letters
glimmer and glow up in the heavens where the angels know that Hashem is
happy with a smile so bright because children prayed with all their might."
and its Merkos L`inyonei Chinuch Young Readers Division is famous for its
fun and thought-provoking themes which simplify esoteric ideas of the Jewish
tradition in an exciting and adventurous way. Merkos children`s books have
a reputation for teaching and entertaining young readers of all agges for
many, many years.
Sashi Fridman is an accomplished
author of children`s books. She was raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn where
she attended and graduated from the Bais Rivkah school system. She received
a BA for Bar Ilan University in Israel. Fishy Friday is the third
of her books to be published by Merkos. She lives with her growing family
in K`far Chabad, Israel.
began his illustrating career in Chicago at the young age of 13. Pesach
worked his way up in the animation field and attended the Chicago Academy
of Fine Arts and later the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Pesach,
now age 63, is currently living in Grason, GA (a small suburb of Atlanta)
and is a Disney authorized illustrator and designer.