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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:Lower Elementary Levels, Upper Elementary Levels, Your library
Tags:Picture Book- Biography

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The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter



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As far as biographies go, this is a great one for young readers in grades K-3. It simply explains how and why Jane Goodall started doing what she did. The organization and Illustration of the book were very well done!. ( )
  Trock33 | Nov 11, 2014 |
Summary: Jane Goodall has a love and dedication for chimpanzees. She loved animals ever since she was a little girl living in London. Jane then spent a ton of years in the African forests observing and doing research. Jane got asked by a brilliant scientist to go and help observe chimps and she fell in love with it. Chimps were her new found love in which she tried to save because they were going extinct.

Personal Reaction: I remember reading books kind of like this one in elemtary school. I enjoyed reading these books because it made me realize what I am passionate about.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. Discuss about the students favorite animal.
2. Have the students write a couple sentences discribing why that is their favorite animal.
  kwander | Nov 10, 2014 |
Jane Goodall is a primatologist, ethologist, and and anthropologist. This book describes her days when she was young observing animals at a local zoo to her being a student a World renouned Cambridge in London, to her years in the African forests of Gombe and Tanzania. This book is excellent for any student who is interested in the study of animals and want to learn those whom worked their way to living their dream. Children will enjoy this picture. colorful biography because it create a very exciting interest to the students.
This Book is a Biography Book. ( )
  Patrick-Shea14 | Nov 7, 2014 |
Valerie loved animals ever since she was a young child. She loved to observe and watch them. One day, she got the chance to help a scientist with chimps. She went to Africa and studied them. In the process, she caught and survived malaria. After observing the chimps after a while, she was able to communicate with the chimps. She was the first human ever to do this. ( )
  acreel | Oct 29, 2014 |
Jane was a girl who was interested in exploring. She raised money to get a plane ticket to Kenya. While there she became interested in exploring chimpanzees. She watched them, studied them, and the chimps became comfortable with her. She got to experience and see things that no one has ever seen before. She gained a relationship with them. Once the chimps living area was attacked it was up to Jane to help them and she did. This is such a great story for kids. I think it can teach them to never give up and to fight for what's right. ( )
  TaylorRankins | Oct 9, 2014 |
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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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