Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell
I am on a biography/autobiography kick right now, so get ready to hear about the lives of some extremely fascinating people! I'll start with Me...Jane, a Caldecott-winning book about the life of Dr. Jane Goodall. Jane Goodall is perhaps most well-known for her work with chimpanzees in Africa. For example, through her observations of chimpanzees, Jane discovered that, like humans, they could make and use tools!
Instead of focusing on her accomplishments as an adult, however, Me...Jane focuses on Jane Goodall's childhood and the dreams she had for her future. This is a simple story for young children that conveys the positive message that dreams do come true.
By Mrs. N.