The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps 观察者
Have you heard of Jane Goodall?
She has always been a great observer,
and is known around the world as a primatologist!
Since she was young, she loved to watch animals big and small,
from earthworms, to insects, birds, cats, dogs and horses.
She spent her childhood days observing a robin 知更鸟 on a windowsill,
reading about Dr Dolittle talking to animals,
and about Tarzan living with chimpanzees.
She had always wanted to go to Africa to talk with animals and live with chimpanzees!
She worked hard to save enough money,
to head to the forests of Tanzania, Africa
and got invited by scientist Louis Leakey to observe chimps.
She observed and documented how the chimps
- are not afraid of rain
- go hunting after waking up at dawn
- interacted with her
- modified branches into a tool to catch ants
- interact with one another - old, young, male, female, babies, little ones, youths, the whole community!
- express themselves - holding hands, hugging, kissing, laughing out loud!
- are like when angry, afraid, fierce
- jump, swing and explore waterfalls!
and became an advocate to protect chimpanzees from extinction.
Why we love this book:
Biography of a lady who makes the world a better place!
Our kids need REAL heroes and role models.
- It shows us that observation is a gift!
- The description of how Jane persevered in observing the chimpanzees and slowly got their trust was really beautiful.
- Illustrations are gorgeous!
- Inspires us to learn more about animals
Recommended for Ages: 3-8
Language: Simplified Chinese
Author: Jeanette Winter
Translated from: English
Translated by: 汪小英