Title: Me…Jane Author and Illustrator: Patrick McDonnell Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 5, 2011) Format: Hardcover; Pgs 40 Genre: Children’s Source: Library Ages: 2 and up
A simple introductory book about Dr. Jane Goodall and how her hopes and curiosity lead to a dream come true.
This book has much to offer all that read it. Beginning with young Jane receiving a stuffed chimpanzee name Jubilee, through her curiosity with nature and her love of the Tarzan of the Apes books; and ending with Jane’s wishes of going to Africa, your young reader will meet an inspirational character. Adults will love the final couple of pages in the book where they can learn more about Dr. Goodall’s works and charities.
Dreams are what carry children, and hopefully, they will connect with a young girl that grows into a remarkable woman – and can see that with perseverance, dreams can come true.