A Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine Fun Find -- Scholastic Parent & Child, October 2011
"Through a charming, empathetic plot, the author brings the definition and connotations of the word "mensch" into sharp focus."-- Jewish Book World
"An odd, sweet tale of an exuberant kid who people keep telling to 'be a mensch'...and she proves herself to be one while also being true to her quirky self. Delightful old-fashioned but not stuffy art.."-- Marjorie Ingall (Tablet Magazine Reviewer)
"With bold-colored illustrations and unusual scenes on every page, "Estie the Mensch" provides a great vehicle for addressing shyness, friendship, and the possibility everyone has for being the good person we all have inside."-- Cracking the Cover
PublishersWeekly.com, September 16, 2011:
"Litzinger's chalky illustrations have a tender, earnest quality, and Estie's red hair and green eyes give her animal impersonations pep in an offbeat story of gentle misbehavior, budding friendship, and close-knit family dynamics."
About the Author
Jane Kohuth is also the author of the early reader Ducks Go Vroom, one of Parents Magazine's 20 Best Books of 2011, and the picture book Duck Sock Hop, a Kirkus Critic's Pick.