The Rap on Kid Critic Jonas Plaut

Name: Jonas Jacob Plaut

Age: 11

School: Sixth grade at Abraham Joshua Heschel School, New York city

Pets: My black Lab, Poogie, died a few years ago at age 16. He is buried on our property where he always sat under a Japanese cherry tree.

Something new you are learning: How to grill meats on the barbecue.

New place you would like to explore: I love to travel everywhere with my family! I have already been to five continents although I also count Antartica because we were at the most southern part of South America. I am going trekking in Nepal in December! I really want to go to South Africa because I want to go on safari and I love South African music!

New food you recently tried: I eat everything! My mom is a great cook and baker! I recently discovered that I like chimichurri, an Argentine spicy green sauce.

Favorite thing about living on Martha’s Vineyard: Swimming at Seth’s Pond and the beach, attending the Chilmark Community Center camp, my friends, and fishing.

What do you want to do/be when you grow up: I want to be a professional sports player.

Anything else you want us to know about you: I love running in the Chilmark Road Race, going to baseball, football, hockey and basketball games with my dad. I love eating chocolate, picking wild berries in the woods, helping my mom in the vegetable garden, helping my mom make bread, and eating chocolate-covered blueberries at Chilmark Chocolates. I love The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter (both the books and the movies) and reading!