Tuesday, October 31, 2017


 (Image from Amazon)

Title: Me...Jane
Author: Patrick McDonnell
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Copyright Date: 2011
Age Range: 2-7 years old
Lexile Level: 740


This is a narrative nonfiction book about Jane Goodall as a young girl. It introduces readers to the first 'chimp' in her life, her stuffed animal Jubilee. It also describes Jane's love of nature and animals and how she would read books about animals and study them in her backyard, with Jubilee. She dreamed of visiting Africa and being able to help animals...eventually her dream came true and her work with animals is well known all over the world. Children will admire Jane Goodall after reading about her.


This is a great book for a younger audience of 2-7 year olds. Any child who loves animals should be aware of Jane Goodall and all that she has accomplished through her studies of chimps. Readers who love animals are sure to love this book about a fellow animal lover. This book will show readers that their dreams are possible if they work hard and are dedicated to their passions. This is a great read-aloud for younger children, I especially think children would like the illustrations in this book.

 (Images from http://news.janegoodall.org)

Read alikes:

The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps by: Jeanette Winter
Readers who enjoyed reading about Jane Goodall will like this book about her too.

The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever by: H. Joseph Hopkins
This book would be enjoyed by readers who like Jane's perseverance and her love of science.

Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by: Laurie Lawlor
This book is also about a great female scientist, so readers will like to learn about Rachel Carson and all she has done for science.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kate, Thank you for your wonderful review of Me...Jane. Here is another book about Jane for about the same audience. https://www.amazon.com/Watcher-Jane-Goodalls-Life-Chimps/dp/0375867740/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1509662408&sr=1-1&keywords=the+watcher
    It is available at Barnes & Noble