Suburban Mosaic


by Patrick McDonnell

Preschool – K

Discussion Questions
Me Jane

  1. Jane lives in England and loves to play outside. What does she like to do when she’s outside?
  2. How does Jane learn more about animals?
  3. The author calls Jane “curious Jane.” What does “curious” mean? How does curiosity help us learn?
  4. At the end of the story, Jane wakes up one day “to her dream come true”: she lives in Africa and studies and helps animals. What do you dream of doing when you grow up?
  5. Jane in the book grows up to become Dr. Jane Goodall, a primatologist–someone who studies primates, a group of animals that includes apes and monkeys. A letter from Dr. Jane Goodall at the end of the book says that each of us can make a difference in the world. One of things she says even kids can do is recycle. (Explain recycling). What else can we do to help animals and the planet?