The Chimpanzees I Love: Saving Their World and Ours
As a young child, Jane Goodall dreamed of living with the wild animals of Africa. As a young woman, she amazed the world with her groundbreaking discoveries about chimpanzees, memorably documented in her acclaimed National Geographic television specials. Ever since, Dr. Goodall has campaigned unceasingly for the protection of chimpanzees, the animal most closely related to humans -- and now an endangered species.
In a compelling first-person narrative written especially for young people, Jane Goodall tells the exciting adventure of her discoveries about chimpanzees' profound similarities to ourselves, from their lifelong family bonds to their ability to engage in primitive warfare. She shares endearing stories about individual chimpanzees she loves. And she tells of her own tireless efforts to save the chimpanzees from being lost forever.
Lavishly illustrated with more than eighty full-color photographs, this moving, personal account inspires young readers with wonder, courage, and hope for the future.
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Chimpanzees I Love: Saving Their World And Ours (Byron Preiss Book) by Jane Goodall (2001) is an incredible informational text about the author and her experiences with Chimpanzees. The book starts out explaining the author's life and how she got involved in researching Chimpanzees. Through the different chapters the reader learns more about Chimpanzees' habitats, what they eat, how they live, and problems facing these human-like animals. This is a quality book because of authentic information produced by the author. The incredible photographs of the animals and the people involved in her research really help tell the story. In a classroom I could use this book in several ways. This book could be used to show a strong female over coming sexism to pursue her interests. It also shows her determination, having no experience or education on how to conduct research, to follow her dreams. This book could also be used to start an interest group project. Students might want to choose an animal and learn about its environment, habits, food, etc.
Review: Chimpanzees I Love: Saving Their World And OursUser Review - Goodreads
The pictures are so cute. I loved learning about the chimps and Jane's work. It makes you think about what we are doing to our environment, theirs.