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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.
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Tags:adventure, childhood, toys

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Me . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell (2011)



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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 |
This is the story about Jane Goodall and her gift of the toy chimpanzee.
  RachelHollingsworth | Feb 27, 2015 |
I highly enjoyed reading this book because it shared the story of a remarkable person in a way that is comprehensible to children. The author, Patrick McDonnell wrote the story in a way that is simple and straightforward, while still providing meaning for the readers to grasp. McDonnell also gave examples of what Jane did as a child that led her to have a passion for animals. In addition he also gave example of what Jane did that are relatable to the lives of children, for example: "She watched birds making their nests, spiders spinning their webs, and squirrels chasing one another up and down trees." The illustrations also went along perfectly with the text on each page, but still leaving room for readers to imagine what the author was writing about in their own way. In this book there are also illustrations that represent what Jane created as a child and inspired her to want to help animals. The "big idea" of this book is that it is important for children to have big dreams and to not be afraid to pursue them. ( )
  bridgetmcnamara | Feb 16, 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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