A Shavuos Story
Raizy is so excited to be heading home for Shavuos after buying a dozen daisies in honor of yom tov. Then she meets a sad little girl, a lonely old woman, and a busy young mother who need help.
On her own, Raizy understands that Ahavas Yisroel is the best way to get ready for Shavuos, since all Jews stood as one to receive the Torah.
Children and parents will enjoy counting daisies — and mitzvos — as Raizy uses her precious flowers to cheer up friends and neighbors. Many of the customs and observances of Shavuos are part of the story, and others are included in the back of the book in a special note to readers.
Soft watercolor artwork enhances this beautiful Shavuos tale.
A Dozen Daises for Raizy
Written by Rebbecca Klempner, illustrated by Chava
Softcover / Pages 36 / Ages 3-6 / List price $10.95
Hardcover edition – Published 2008; ISBN: 978-1-929628-41-4 / LCCN: 2008921080
About the author:
Rebecca Klempner is a homemaker and former teacher. Daisies for Raizy was inspired by her day-school students. Born in Baltimore, she now lives with her husband and children in Los Angeles.
About the illustrator:
Chava Levin received her BFA from Paier College of Art and works predominantly with watercolor and oils. She enjoys giving art lessons, teaching Hebrew school, and making funny postcards to send to homesick siblings at sleepaway camp. In 2008 she received two first place awards for her political, comic illustrations regarding the upcoming presidential elections and likes making people smile when they see her paintings. A Dozen Daisies for Raizy is Chava’s first illustrated children’s book.