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Me-- Jane by Patrick McDonnell

Me-- Jane (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Patrick McDonnell

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Title:Me-- Jane
Authors:Patrick McDonnell
Info:New York : Little, Brown, 2011.
Collections:Your library
Tags:adventure, childhood, toys

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Me . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell (2011)



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This is a narrative biography picture book about Jane Goodall. This biography only tells of the young Jane who is interested in chimpanzees from a very early age. She is a natural desire to observe and be around animals. This picture book includes real anecdotes taken from Jane Goodall's real journal. With lots of information, this biographical text is highly accessible for early readers.

Teaching Connections: biography genre study, Jane Goodall research, using pictures to tell more of the story, incorporating information into the pictures of a biography, character study

Website Resources:
Goodall Biography Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KX3jQ25-fU
Animal Planet Resources: http://www.animalplanet.com/video-topics/wild-animals/apes-and-other-primates-vi... ( )
  EmmaNicolazzo | Dec 15, 2016 |
This book would be a great book for getting the kids familiar with who Jane Goodall is and what she did. The way the story is written can help them connect with her on a different level instead of just learning about a new person in history. This will hopefully help the students connect with it better, which could help them make sense of it more. ( )
  BethWal94 | Dec 9, 2016 |
Jane is a young girl that loves outdoor adventures. She has a stuffed toy chimpanzee names Jubillee that she takes everywhere. She loves to learn about trees, plants, birds and the jungles of Africa. Everyday Jane dreams about waking up in Africa. One day her dream comes true and she is able to visit Africa.
  violetkulch | Nov 29, 2016 |
The true story of young Jane Goodall, and her toy chimpanzee. She dreams of a life helping animals, and the story follows the path of her following her passion.
  dineenvallance | Nov 29, 2016 |
In Me… Jane, Patrick McDonnell takes a different focus for his biography of Jane Goodall. Instead of focusing on her adult life, McDonnell spins the biography into an inspirational tale for children of all ages by focusing on Jane Goodall’s love for nature and her dream to live in Africa helping animals as a little girl.

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I couldn’t help by turn to the last page and say, “aww!” when I realized that Jane Goodall truly did accomplish her childhood dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. This book is extremely cute and appealing to younger ages with its soft illustrations and inspirational story.

Classroom extension:
1) Jane Goodall eventually moved to Africa to work with primates. Discuss that the gorillas in Africa live in the rain forest and lead the class into a discussion about the five major types of biomes on Earth. Splitting the class into five groups, assign each group a biome to research and create a presentation for the class.

2) Jane is among many women in history that have changed the world. Provide students the time to research other women in history like Amelia Earhart, Sally Ride, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, etc. Have the students write a journal entry on one woman and why they stood out to them.
  CaitlinHendy | Nov 26, 2016 |
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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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