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A Car That Goes Far

Published Date: July 23, 2012

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Vitaliy Romanenko and Vasilisa Romanenko
8.5 x 11 inches



Doing mitzvos with the objects we own is an important part of our lives.  In A Car that Goes Far, a young boy grows to appreciate his father’s attitude of always offering rides to family and friends.

Their little car becomes a mitzvah object, as the family is always on the lookout for mitzvos and acts of kindness they can perform with it!  But what will happen when there’s no room to fit everyone in?

Exciting illustrations and bouncy rhymes make A Car that Goes Far a great addition to every bookshelf.  This message of sharing and doing favors for others is sure to resonate with children — and adults — of all ages!





A Car that Goes Far

Written by Yael Mermelstein

Illustrated by Vasilisa and Vitaliy Romanenko

ISBN: 978-1-929628-47-6 / LCCN: 2008938132

Hardcover/ Ages 3-6 / List Price $13.95

Published January 2009


Available in paperback POD edition from Amazon.


Author Information

About the Author:


Yael Mermelstein holds an MA in Jewish Education, and teaches at a post high school institution in Israel. She publishes regularly for children and for adults. Yael lives in Beitar Illit with her husband and children.


Illustrator Information

About the Artists:


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.



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