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Jane Goodall Children's Picture Book

I am so thankful for great blogging friends like Dottie from Modern Kiddo. Her adorable little girl, the Peach, is about the same age as Birdie, and it’s always fun to see what they’ve been up to. Not to mention the other many brilliant things Dottie and Alix get up to on their wonderful blog. Make sure to check it out after you read this great post – we’ve checked out this Jane Goodall book ourselves and think it’s pretty awesome.

I believe that one of our biggest jobs as parents is to expose our children to many different things and help them nurture their natural talents.  And a beautiful reminder of that is hearing stories about how people found their passion as a child.   One of the best stories is from Jane Goodall, anthropologist and primatologist who is known for her ground-breaking study of chimpanzees.  And it all started with a life-like chimpanzee toy she was given as a child named Jubilee.

Jane Goodall’s story is perfect for little ears to hear. Especially now that it recently has been retold in two children’s books.  Me… Jane by Mutts Comic writer, Patrick McDonnell is my favorite, personally.

I’m particularly drawn to Me… Jane because I love Patrick McDonnell’s comics. He is such a lover of animals that it makes sense that he would feel a connection to Jane Goodall’s story.

And little Jane does look a touch like my little girlie, the Peach to me too…

The New York Times did a great video piece on this book that I think will really make you smile.

– Dottie

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