Thursday, June 23, 2011

Book of the Week, Me...Jane

"Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference. "-Jane Goodall.

This book combines my love for both writer/illustrator Patrick McDonnell and one of my heroes Jane Goodall. I adore the comics Mutts, and love that McDonnell is such an animal advocate and works hard at raising animal awareness. Jane Goodall has devoted her life to studying and preserving the lives of not only chimpanzees but the conservation and welfare of all animals. In the book Me...Jane, McDonnell tells the story of a young Jane Goodall and her prized toy, a stuffed chimp named Jubilee. In this book you learn of her quest for adventure and thirst for wanting to do something good for this world. You can see how Goodall's work has truly been a lifelong passion of hers. This is a story that will speak to everyone. Young children will be inspired to observe the world around them, older kids will be inspired to pursue their dreams, adult will be reminded of what it is to have a dream and perhaps be inspired to make a difference, no matter how small it may seem.

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