I am Jane Goodall
by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2016
The ‘inspirational’ writing and comic-book like drawings bring Jane Goodall’s story to life. Starting on her first birthday when she receives her beloved cuddly toy chimpanzee, to her first research project of waiting and watching a chicken lay an egg, to her being inspired to work for animals when she read the book, Dr. Doolittle. Then, as an adult she gets to Africa, meets Dr. Leakey, and, without any formal schooling but a passion for animals, she becomes an observer and researcher of chimpanzees. Jane points out there’s much more to gain if you see how alike we all are. Jane encourages people to follow their dreams. The book includes adult concepts written in simple terms for kids to comprehend. An inspiring and encouraging book for young ones.
Author Brad Meltzer has sold more than one million non-fiction picture books for kids–a first! Read other titles in his “Ordinary People Change the World” series to discover historical and contemporary ‘every day’ heroes your child will love and learn from.