Friday, November 27, 2009

Book Review: Who On Earth is Jane Goodall? by V. Guidi

5/5 stars. In this fascinating biography of Jane Goodall, author Victoria Guidi entertains and informs readers about the accomplishments of a true humanitarian and pioneer in the study of primates. As part of the new Scientists Saving the Earth series, Who On Earth is Jane Goodall?: Champion for the Chimpanzees, Guidi provides insights into Goodall's childhood, work, and life.

The book is illustrated with beautiful full color photographs that hold a young reader's attention. It also features a handy timeline, glossary, and index. Additionally, the chapter notes are perfect for students working on book reports.

The Bottom Line: With the reinforced library binding, this book will hold up nicely in both school and public libraries. It's great to see a series featuring so many women scientists. Highly recommended as an excellent biography for kids ages 11 - 16.

Details: Who On Earth is Jane Goodall?: Champion for the Chimpanzees by Victoria Guidi, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-59845-119-1

Other titles in the Scientists Saving the Earth series: Who on Earth is Aldo Leopold?: Father of Wildlife Ecology by G. Scherer & M. Fletcher, Who On Earth is Archie Carr?: Protector of Sea Turtles by C. Webster, Who on Earth is Dian Fossey?: Defender of the Mountain Gorillas by J. Kushner, Who on Earth is Rachel Carson?: Mother of the Environmental Movement by G. Scherer & M. Fletcher, and Who On Earth is Sylvia Earle?: Undersea Explorer of the Ocean by S. Reichard.

Note: Enslow Publishers, Inc. provided a complimentary copy of Who On Earth is Jane Goodall? Champion for the Chimpanzees to Mini Book Bytes for review purposes.

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