Thursday, July 7, 2011
A Life of Animal Encounters
As you can see from last week’s blog post, Animal Encounters was a blast! While animals don’t visit our library every day, you can always stop by and check out a great book about animals. We’d like to recommend The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter.
The Watcher is a fantastic picture book biography that covers Jane Goodall’s life from childhood through the present. We see young Jane as she observes the creatures around her home and as she discovers her calling to work with animals in Africa. Jeanette Winter displays adult Jane’s determination as she works and saves money to journey to Africa.
Once Jane arrives in Africa, she quickly finds work observing chimpanzees. The rest, as they say, is history. Read more on Jane Goodall and her life of animal encounters in The Watcher.