Every day, we rely on our senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. Although the five senses are our windows to the world, it is easy to take these miraculous abilities for granted.
It is important to make children aware of their surroundings and what they can learn and know by paying attention to their senses.
Specifically, sensory clues can certainly reveal which Yom Tov is coming throughout the year! What better way, then by highlighting the sounds we hear, the aromas we smell, the special objects we touch, the items we see and of course, the foods we taste during the Holidays.
“I can figure out so much, because my fingers feel and touch…”
By looking, listening, smelling, tasting and touching the special objects around them, each of the five children in this book use their senses to discover exactly which Jewish Holiday is being celebrated.
The bright, colorful illustrations are a joy to look at, and the rhyming text is fun to read. Even young children will love to hear the clues and guess which Yom Tov is coming next!
Five Alive! – My Yom Tov Five Senses
Written by Dina Rosenfeld illustrated by Tova Leff
ISBN: 978-1-929628-09-4 / LCCN: 2002108124
Hardcover / Pages 32 / Ages 2-5 / List price $10.95
Publication Date: February 2003
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About he Author:
Dina (Devorah Leah) Rosenfeld was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Emil and Rita Herman who imbued her with a love of good books and encouraged her writing from a very early age. Dina attended the Yeshiva Achei Tmimim through high school and continued her Jewish studies in New York at Beth Rivka Teachers’ Seminary.
The author’s first books were born of necessity. As a preschool Hebrew teacher, she simply could not find age-appropriate, full color picture books for her 4-year-old students and decided to create children’s stories of her own.
The Very Best Place for a Penny and A Tree Full of Mitzvos were her first manuscripts to be accepted for publication thanks to the involvement of her husband, Shimon Aron Rosenfeld.
Dina went on to write numerous children’s books. Modern-day stories such as Labels for Laibel, On the Ball, All About Us, A Chanukah Story for Night Number Three, and The Very Best Book published by Hachai Publishing are some beloved favorites.
Her tales from Biblical sources, such as A Little Boy Named Avram, Kind Little Rivka and Dovid the Little Shepherd are used by teachers and parents to bring Torah heroes and heroines alive for the very youngest children.
Mrs. Rosenfeld’s books offer a variety of styles and sizes. She has collaborated with nine different artists and writes both in rhyme and in prose.
In addition to her own writing, Dina edits children’s books and oversees their production from first draft through the final layout stage.
Due to the popularity of her work, certain titles have been translated into Portuguese, Russian, German and Italian. The author is gratified that her books are read and enjoyed in homes and classrooms around the world.
Dina Rosenfeld, a member of the Lubavitcher community lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY with her family.
About the Artist:
Tova Leff began her career as an artist while still in high school. After intensive training to specialize in airbrush illustration, she opened her own art studio in Lakewood, New Jersey. Tova currently resided in Lakewood, New Jersey with her husband and children.