Supreme Esteem: Getting to Know Ruben Plotnick

Wednesday, March 14, 2007.

Getting to Know Ruben Plotnick Author: Roz Rosenbluth
Illustrator: Maurie J. Manning
Published: 2005 Flashlight Press
ISBN: 0972922555

Told from the perspective of a caring school boy and brought to life by breezy, evocative illustrations, this uplifting story propels us from feelings of adoration and honour, through dread and embarrassment and, finally, to understanding and appreciation. Who says nice guys finish last?


Comment by Mark

March 14, 2007 @ 12:23 pm


As you can tell, we get very excited about children’s books and we really enjoy the little details that contribute to the enjoyment — images and text. “The Plotnick” is such a great book and it has already made visits to our daughters’ day care and was read with some friends at a noisy restaurant last evening.Thank you for your incredible contributions to children’s literature and literacy!!!


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Comment by Reuben

April 22, 2007 @ 10:41 pm

I wish this book was around when I was growing up (great name in the title!). Ruben sounds like a unique character which must be refreshing for children. Furthermore, the plot seems to take a new spin at the old “popular kid” story. Having friends come over to your house is such an exciting, yet scary event for every kid. The experience exposes the child’s “other side” to his or her friends….ah, memories.

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