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Discover Jane Goodall's big ideas about conserving habitats and ways even the youngest kids can help, too!
Even little children can make a positive impact on the environment. Jane Goodall has dedicated her life to studying chimpanzees, and realized that sometimes people hurt the places where animals have always lived. She began to teach others how we can enjoy nature while also making sure that the homes of animals aren’t suffering.
Kids will come away from this book with questions about what animal habitats they can care for in their own community, and how conservation work makes sure all people and animals have a healthy home.
Look for the other books in the Big Ideas for Little Environmentalists series: Restoration with Wangari Maathai, Preservation with Aldo Leopold, and Ecosystems with Rachel Carson.
About the Author
Maureen McQuerry is an award-winning children's author, poet, and teacher. She is a former middle and high school teacher with a specialty in gifted education and has a master’s degree in early education. In 2000 she was awarded the McAuliffe Teaching Fellowship for Washington State. Maureen currently supervises student teachers for Washington State University.
Robin Rosenthal is an illustrator and art director. She has illustrated Two Dogs on A Trike and the Big Ideas for Little Philosophers series of board books. She grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter. You can see more of her work at robinrosenthal.com
"This valuable series introduces young readers to celebrated environmentalists, describing their awareness and care for nature as children to their inspirational work as adults to protect the Earth. . . Children need to hear these names early on." —School Library Journal
Praise for the Big Ideas for Little Environmentalists series: "McQuerry explains in clear, straightforward diction, tracing [Rachel Carson's] thoughts on nature from childhood onward, with interspersed questions directing the audience to consider their own paths: 'What part of nature do you like to watch and learn about?' . . . Rosenthal offers boldly geometric art, with children of varying abilities and skin tones participating in protesting and trash pickup along the intertidal zone. Plants the seeds of environmentalism for listeners new to the subject." —Publishers Weekly on Ecosystems with Rachel Carson
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