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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Non-Fiction


Spring 2011 Non-Fiction
Ages: 3 - 6 yrs.
Author: Patrick McDonnell
Illustrator: Patrick McDonnell
ISBN: 9780316045469
Hardcover Price: $15.99

Who among us hasn't had a cherished stuffed animal? Most can remember one that we named and took everywhere, one who was capable of holding fascinating conversations. But how many of those treasured relationships became a constant companion in discovering and nurturing a passion that would become the genesis of a life's work? For Jane Goodall, it was her stuffed chimpanzee who was aptly and presciently named Jubilee.

Patrick McDonnell's utterly charming story hand-carries young reader/listener/watchers into Jane Goodall's backyard where, with Jubilee at her side, she reads, rereads, observes, and chronicles. In each act Jane celebrates the wonders of the world around her. With a sustainable economy of words, trademark illustrations, and skillful graphic design, McDonnell authentically renders young Jane's awe, appreciation and aspiration.

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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