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If I Went to the Moon

Published Date: March 3, 2015

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Vitaliy Romanenko & Vasilisa Romanenko
8.5 x 11 inches



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!



If I Went to the Moon

Written by Sara Blau illustrated by Vitaliy Romanenko and Vasilisa Romanenko

ISBN: 978-1-945560-50-7

Softcover/ Ages 2-5 / List Price $12.00


Available in paperback POD edition from Amazon.


Original hardcover edition – out of print

ISBN: 978-1-929628-80-3 / LCCN: 2014957610

Hardcover/ Laminated pages / Ages 2-5 / Pub Date: March 2015

Author Information

About the Author:


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

About the Artist:


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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