TheDailyGreen.com is honoring Jane Goodall with a Lifetime Achievement Award this month as part of our Heart of Green Awards, and I'm please to report that there's a new children's book out that features Goodall.
A beautiful book with a simple message, Me...Jane tells a brief story about her childhood love affair with nature, and how it inspired her career. She has a stuffed chimpanzee, she loves the outdoors, she has fun learning new things about nature and then... she becomes who we all know her to be, the world-famous chimpanzee researcher and conservationist.
The drawings, by "Mutts" comic strip artist Patrick McDonnell, are charming, with each page spread consisting of one cute cartoon image that illustrates the narrative and one collage of images, including 19th and early 20th century ornamental engravings, for a poetic counterpoint.
McDonnell is also donating half his proceeds from the book to the Jane Goodall Institute, and the book offers information about Goodall's Roots & Shoots program for childhood education. The book also benefits from a message from Jane Goodall at the back, and it certainly helps to promote her inspiring message that nature is a wonder that deserves protection, and that we should all feel empowered to better the planet and follow our dreams.
Me...Jane, $15.99 or $10.50 at amazon.com.
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