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Getting to Know Ruben Plotnick


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When the coolest kid in the class drops by David's house after school, David is worried about how popular, zany Ruben Plotnick will react upon meeting unpredictable Grandma Rosie. Will he make fun of her to his classmates? Will he imitate her whispery voice? What will he do if Grandma Rosie suddenly wants to dance? To his surprise, and relief, David learns that although Ruben may be a joker, he has an instant rapport with Grandma Rosie and accepts her odd behavior. In fact, when Grandma Rosie calls out, "Nate, let's waltz!" Ruben gallantly and proudly dances around the kitchen with her. This heartwarming story of senility and school-age embarrassment reveals the importance of looking beneath the surface to really get to know someone. By accepting Grandma with all of her quirks, Ruben shows that he has a warm heart and can be a true friend.

About the Author

Roz Rosenbluth is the author of numerous children's books including Hungry Bear and Nettie's Spaghetti. Her fiction has appeared in Cricket and Highlights magazines, and she was the winner of the 2000 Highlights magazine humor contest. She has also held editorial positions at Bantam Books and the National Education Association. She lives in New Rochelle, New York. Maurie J. Manning is the illustrator of three books, including The Aunts Go Marching, a 2004 IRA Notable Book and Scholastic Pick of the Month. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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justOneMoreBook, March 16, 2007 (view all comments by justOneMoreBook)
Supreme Esteem: Getting to Know Ruben Plotnick

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?
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flashlightpress, August 20, 2006 (view all comments by flashlightpress)
Getting to Know Ruben Plotnick is a New York Library Association Book of the Season, winter 2006, and a nominee for the NYLA Book for ALL Seasons Award. Positively reviewed in School Library Journal and Children's Literature. See and click on the cover of Getting to Know Ruben Plotnick to read more rave reviews.
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Manning, Maurie J.
Flashlight Press
Manning, Maurie J.
Manning, Maurie J.
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Social Situations - General
Family - Multigenerational
Situations / General
Social Issues - General
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
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Hardback - picture book
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from K up to 2
11 x 8.5 x 0.4 in 0.9 lb
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