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

by Patrick McDonnell

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

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Me . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell (2011)

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This is a story about a little girl named Jane. Jane loved the outdoors and was fascinated with nature. She spent countless hours research animals and had always dreamed to travel to the jungles of Africa. No matter where she went, she would always carry around her monkey, Jubilee, who would stay by her side. She never knew one day her dreams would come true, as well as become a famous icon for her hard work. This will be added to some of my all time favorite books! It is one i would recommend everyone reading. Even though it is short, it show how someone so young can make a difference in our world. ( )
  la560 | Apr 9, 2015 |
Curiosity is an aspect of life that can take one to far places, places they are seen in their dreams. Jane aspires to be living in jungle with animals when she becomes an adult. She often read stories of Tarzan and Jane as a child with hopes of becoming the next Jane. This story allows the readers to think above and beyond their normal comprehension. It can teach the readers that nothing is too big for one persons dream. There is no dream that cant be accomplished. Being curious allows one to explore the world from a different perspective than usual. I would read this book to a group of first graders because I feel as though they will be able to understand the concept of curiosity. They will be able to relate to Jane and her aspirations as a young child. ( )
  mbabst | Apr 8, 2015 |
Young readers just need encouragement to never give up. Dr. Jane is a true inspiration, with a kind soul. She brings fascination to chimpanzees and all animals alike.Illustrations provide a good flow to the plot.
  JoseJay | Mar 15, 2015 |
Me... Jane is a wonderful book about Jane Goodall. It begins talking about Jane as a child receiving a stuffed monkey toy and how much she loved it. The book continues to explore her deep love for learning with and working with animals from a young age through her various experiences in childhood. In the end her dreams come true when she moves to Africa to live among the animals. The back of the book includes more information about Jane Goodall including a message from her. This book is a biography of Jane Goodall.
  Jcadd13 | Mar 10, 2015 |
This sweet and short book is about Jane Goodall and her interest in chimpanzees, even as a child. I liked how the illustrations were light-hearted due to the mild colors, smiling faces, and subtle fade of the paintings into white page. The right sides of the pages seem to have the paintings and the left side had interesting stamp-like pictures that go along with the text and illustration. I liked how in the middle of the book, there were two pages dedicated to Jane's notes on alligators, birds, elephants, and giraffes. These notes were also portrayed to be old and textured notes from long ago. I loved how the book included a real photograph of Jane and a chimpanzee to show readers that her dream came true. Lastly, I really liked how the last page had a "Message from Jane", telling the readers the importance of living things and ways we can help our wildlife. The big idea of this book is to tell the story of Jane's dream, how it came about, and how she accomplished it, ( )
  CatalinaDiaz | Mar 3, 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 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:43:49 -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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