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Me . . . Jane (Mcdonnell, Patrick) (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Patrick McDonnell

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Title:Me . . . Jane (Mcdonnell, Patrick)
Authors:Patrick McDonnell
Info:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2011), Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:animals, africa, education, biography, monkeys

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Me . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell (2011)



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I really like this book because it shows children that Jane Goodall, now famous for working with animals, started off like any other kid with a passion. For example, it talks about how she had a stuffed animal chimpanzee, and most children can relate to having at least one stuffed animal that means a lot to them. The illustrations are very inviting and nice, so that definitely helps get the reader's attention. Overall the main purpose was to inform about Jane Goodall and how she became interested in her current career. ( )
  Ajohns93 | Sep 24, 2015 |
Author/illustrator Patrick McDonnell captures Jane Goodall's early childhood where she dreamed of one day living in Africa and working with animals. It is beautifully illustrated. As I read the book, I remembered reading about Jane Goodall in my own elementary days in a story in the Weekly Reader. ( )
  thornton37814 | Sep 2, 2015 |
Book tells the story of a little girl named Jane, who grew up to become the famous primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall.
  Robinjhud | Jul 24, 2015 |
This is a book about a young girl that loves animals and dreams of one day moving to Africa to live and take care of the animals.

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I love this book because it shows children to dream big and that one day their dreams will come true.

1. Have the children write or tell about their dreams.
2. Construct the classroom into a jungle like in the story.
3. Have a day where the children dress up as their favorite jungle animal. ( )
  olivyahall | Jul 8, 2015 |
This book is about a young girl named Jane and her toy chimpanzee named Jubilee she starts to wonder what it would be like having a life help helping animals and one day that dream comes true. This is a great book for children that love animals. The artwork is fun and inviting.
  mackenzie27 | Jun 7, 2015 |
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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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