I have loved learning about Jane Goodall my entire life. She is a remarkable woman who is an incredible role model to little girls everywhere. She had a dream and she stuck with it and made it her reality. There are a number of books out there about her and her life’s work.
“There are so many people who have dreamed seemingly unattainable dreams and, because they never gave up, achieved their goals against all the odds, or blazed a path along which others could follow…They inspire me. They inspire those around them.” – Jane Goodall
Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell is a Caldecott Honor Book for a reason. This book has lovely illustrations of Jane as a child and how her dream of growing up to help animals became her reality. This book highlights Jane’s curiosity, desire for adventure and her imagination. All things that are so important to foster in young children. At the end of this book there is a message from Jane where she encourages everyone to make the world a different place. I love this book. I believe that this book should be in the hands of all small girls.
The story highlights Jane with her stuffed monkey Jubilee here is a fantastic little monkey that would pair nicely with this book. Jellycat stuffed animals are a favorite of my girls, they are so soft and well made. Another important fact about them is that they are made with quality materials that aren’t toxic to petites.
I love this gift idea, I can imagine any petite would love to have a fantastic story read to them while snuggling their own Jubilee.