Little People, BIG DREAMS Series
#NetGalley #JaneGoodall Available October 4, 2018
This series briefly describes inspirational women who started as young children with a dream. A dream that meant a great deal to them.
Jane Goodall is a good example of just such a woman. When she was young her father gave her a stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee. This little toy managed to spark her love for animals. But when it was time for her to attend university to study what meant so much to her, she didn't have the funds. However, like many with a dream, she managed to think of another way. She saved money until she could purchase a boat ticket to Kenya, in Africa. There she met, Louis Leakey, a well-known scientist who was looking for a researcher willing to study chimpanzees in the wild. Exactly the opportunity Jane was seeking.
This was the beginning of a small dream that ended up changing so many of our thoughts about chimps and nature. By dedicating her life to the thing she loved, Jane gained a large amount of knowledge and was able to share that love, which taught her so much, with many people.
What Concerned Me: Though I'm a fan of this series, the artwork, for the most part, feels flat and doesn't work for me.
What I Liked Best: I am a great fan of a series that acquaints children with women (and people in general) who have made remarkable contributions to society.
Illustrator: Beatrice Cerocchi
Publisher: Lincoln Children's Books (October 4, 2018)
Approx. Word Count: 404
Ages: 5 - 6
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