Getting to Know Ruben Plotnick by Roz Rosenbluth
|January 20, 2014||Posted by Gillian Chapple under Children's Lit|
Ruben Plotnick is the coolest kid in the class–he’s smart, funny, zany and full of mischief. From blowing bubbles in his chocolate milk to balancing books on his head, everyone wants to be his friend.
David lives at home with his Mom, Dad, Sister and Grandma Rosie. His Grandma Rosie is somewhat unpredictable. She sometimes forgets things and gets muddled up, loves to sing and dance a waltz with whoever is there, and makes the best chocolate cookies. She also speaks to her husband who died 5 years ago – David can never tell what she’ll do next.
Ruben Plotnick decides he wants to go to David’s house to do his homework. David is delighted Ruben wants to be his friend but is very worried what Ruben will make of Grandma Rosie. Will he make fun of her? Will he make fun of David? Will he mimic Grandma Rosie?
Ruben came to the house and met Grandma Rosie; he laughed and smiled and even waltzed with her. Back at school, he never acted out any of the goings on, never imitated Grandma Rosie’s voice or her dancing. David thought he knew Ruben Plotnick, but he realised he had learned things about him he wouldn’t have guessed from school.
The title of this book leads you to believe you will find out about Ruben Plotnick. You do learn about Ruben but you also learn about families, love, friendship, senility and to never judge a book by its cover.
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