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The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps

The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps

Spring 2011 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Jeanette Winter
Illustrator: Jeanette Winter
ISBN: 978-0-375-86774-3
Hardcover Price: $17.99
Review:

Since she was five years old, Jane Goodall has had her eyes fixed on animals. Chickens, dogs, horses, cats, worms—no creature was too big or small to be on Jane’s watch. Jeannette Winter paints the story of Jane Goodall, lover of animals, dreamer of Africa, patient observer of chimpanzees, and protector of all. From the day Jane discovered how chickens lay eggs, to time she spent earning money for her first passage to Africa, to wanting to "learn things that no one else knew, uncover secrets...," Winter chronicles the scientist’s dreams and accomplishments. The approachable text and pleasing palette of acrylic paint and pen illustrations is a tasty appetizer for further research into Jane Goodall and her remarkable life’s work.

Claire Green   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Claire is president of Parents' Choice Foundation and cofounder of Sandbox Summit®. She looks for toys and media that will unleash children's interests, and celebrate the fun of learning.

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