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Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell
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This is a story about a young girl named Jane who, accompanied by her favorite toy, a chimp named Jubilee, finds joy in discovering nature and animals around herand in books.
Genre: picture book.
Setting: Jane's home
Characterization: Jane is intrigued by animals and nature, and her love of learning deepens her understanding of these animals.
The plot: Jane learns about animals and nature and dreams that one day she will work in that field.
The theme: You can be whatever you want to be if you reach for it.
The stance of the implied reader: a young child who is curious about the world and has big ideas for what they want to be when they grow up.
the point of view: Third person
Author's style: The author writes a story in a fun way about a little girl who would grow up to be Dr. Jane Goodall–primatologist, environmentalist, humanitarian, and United Nations Messenger of Peace.

I would read this book to my classroom as a way to demonstrate all of my students can be what they want to be, they just have to work for it.
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