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The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps (edition 2011)

by Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)

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Title:The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps
Authors:Jeanette Winter
Other authors:Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
Info:Schwartz & Wade (2011), Hardcover, 48 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Non-fiction, biography, picture book, grades k-3

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In my opinion, this was such a fun, colorful, and engaging biography. I thoroughly enjoyed the imagery throughout this book, which certainly assisted in enhancing the story. The illustrations are vibrantly colored, and show depth in the graphics. Each page has text and the pictures help bring the words to life. Secondly, I enjoyed the non-fictional elements within the story. The events of Jane Goodall's life are placed on each page in a sequential order. The book begins with her early life, followed by important events such as meeting Louis Leakey,early Chimpanzee encounters and her profound impact on being the greatest known advocate for these animals. The overall message is the importance in caring for our animals and their habitats. ( )
  sott3 | Mar 26, 2015 |
Jane loves to watch, especially chimps! This enticing children's book tells the story of Jane Goodall from early childhood to old age. While this book is very interesting it also has many facts. We learn that Jane watched from a young age, and always wanted to travel to Africa. When she finally had the money, she did! From when she arrived in Africa she started to learn, and in the end made scientific breakthrough when it came to chimps!

Teaching Ideas: Jane Goodall, Chimps, Zoology ( )
  aehunter | Mar 2, 2015 |
Good biography about Jane Goodall's life. Its an easy way to explain who she is to children. Would be a great read for biography week at a school. ( )
  hart0521 | Feb 26, 2015 |
The Watcher is an enticing biographical read for children. The illustrations and colors of the book are the first thing that draw a reader in. From there the book itself captivates a reader as they follow alongside Jane on her adventure. The book starts out with a young Jane and her interest in just watching and examining the things around her. Any child who has found themselves sitting next to an ant pile to watch the ants can relate to Jane easily. She then goes off to Africa following her dreams. This is a big inspiration to children that they can follow their interests and what they love no matter the boundaries. Jane goes off to Africa without really a plan but knows she will find something to watch. So many times children are told what they can't do and that they're too little but if you read them stories about people like Jane they can see their dreams become something big in the future. ( )
  crieder95 | Feb 12, 2015 |
Jane Goodall loved watching animals, it didn't matter what kind of animal as along as she was always learning something new about that certain type of animal. As a child she would always be outside. You could say that Jane Goodall was not much a girly girl type as she would rather be jumping out of piles of leaves than playing dress up. As she got older her interest for animals grew each year. Jane loved the book, Dr. Dolittle who could talk to animals, and she wanted to live like Tarzan in the jungles of Africa. While working at her job, a professor had approached Jane and told her that there was a job opening where she would be able to observe chimps. She took the job and was going to go to Africa and study chimps. The only problem about this job was that she would have to go deep into the jungles of Africa by herself. Once she arrived where she would be studying the chimps, she got right to work. The chimps where not accepting of Jane at first, but with in time the chief of the chimps came and encountered Jane, once he saw that she was not a threat to the pack, the other chimps started to accept Jane. As time went on Jane was able to be one of the chimps, and she got to see how they lived. Jane's time was up in the jungle and she had to go home, but while she was back in the states the homes of chimps in Africa were being burned down and poachers were capturing the animals to sell so they could either be tested on or sold to the circus. Once Jane had found out that this was happening she went back to save her furry animal friends, and protested all over Africa and even throughout the United States to make people aware of what was happening. She thought that she was most at home when she was with the chimps, so she ended up staying with them ( )
  Analley | Jan 26, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375867740, Hardcover)

Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, invited by brilliant scientist Louis Leakey to observe chimps, to her worldwide crusade to save these primates who are now in danger of extinction, and their habitat. Young animal lovers and Winter's many fans will welcome this fascinating and moving portrait of an extraordinary person and the animals to whom she has dedicated her life.

The Watcher was named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, the Boston Globe, and the Bank Street College of Education.

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This book traces out the life and career of Jane Goodall as a watcher of English fauna to her adult work as scholar of animal behavior in Africa.

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