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Me . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell

Me . . . Jane (2011)

by Patrick McDonnell

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This book gives a simplified version of Jane Goodall's childhood and her inspirations to become an anthropologist. It has two different styles of pictures, one simple watercolor that shows her life, and others detailed sketches that are more scientific, of animals and plants. It ends with a more detailed biography along with a letter from Jane urging young people to take responsibility for their own choices, and to do things that are good for the environment and for the people around them.
  widdowsd | May 9, 2017 |
Very cute book to inspire little ones - very well illustrated and a good story. ( )
  KatKealy | Apr 12, 2017 |
I didn’t really like the book to much due to the fact the it jumps so far in the end. I do think the pictures are interesting. This story is about Jane Goodall. Jane had a toy chimpanzee named Jubilee while growing up. Jane loved to be outside. One day she wanted to know where eggs come from. She hung out in the chicken coop to find out. She named her favorite tree beach. Jane loves to read the story of Tarzan and Jane. She dreams of being in Africa. As an adult Jana makes it to Africa. Teachers can do a printable word find for students. Techers can also give students a chimpanzee coloring page. ( )
  Jennifer_McLeod | Mar 26, 2017 |
Summary: The book is about a young girl named Jane and her stuffed monkey. The book is about Jane's dreams of traveling to Africa and one day living there. Jane loves animals and nature.

Critique of Genre: biography because it's about a girls actual dream.

Age: Intermediate

Media: Water color, ink and pencil
  elissamcgeever | Mar 23, 2017 |
Kids and adults alike will like the book. It gives some fresh new perspective of Jane Goodall and what her childhood was like. This book is a great way to introduce biographies to young children. The illustration is a perfect mirror of Jane's sweet sentient.
  AshleyTimonen | Mar 19, 2017 |
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Wonderfully illustrated, Caldecott Honor, this is a biography of Jane Goodall's childhood.  It describes how Jane's life connection to nature and dedication to learning inspired and lead to her life long dream of living in Africa and working with chimpanzees.  I agree with one of the reviewers and would want to include a story or worksheet that detailed Jane's accomplishments.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316045462, Hardcover)

In his characteristic heartwarming style, Patrick McDonnell tells the story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. As the young Jane observes the natural world around her with wonder, she dreams of "a life living with and helping all animals," until one day she finds that her dream has come true.

One of the world's most inspiring women, Dr. Jane Goodall is a renowned humanitarian, conservationist, animal activist, environmentalist, and United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 1977 she founded the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), a global nonprofit organization that empowers people to make a difference for all living things.

With anecdotes taken directly from Jane Goodall's autobiography, McDonnell makes this very true story accessible for the very young--and young at heart.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:29 -0400)

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Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. Includes biographical information on the prominent zoologist.

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