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 CoverPublishersWeekly.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.