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Me...Jane - Patrick McDonnell Another interesting slice of biography, like I've seen in this binge. McDonnell does not attempt to get the whole life into one picturebook.

This one focuses on Jane Goodall's childhood fascination with animals and Africa, and tells mostly that story, leaving the story of her adult work for other biographers. The double page spread of Goodall's actual drawings and writing from this time are so fun to look at. The ending with a photograph was a bit of a risk and surprise, and maybe a little inconsistent with the style of this book. But for the selected photograph, its coloring and composition were not jarring. The back matter offered a few more biographic artifacts that were also great to look at.

I wondered whether Jeff Schulz, the designer, was responsible for the background images from old engravings. The paper choice and layout were all part of the book's charm.