We play. We love. We care. We are family! Explore the many ways animals express their love and show affection towards members of their family in this heartwarming story that celebrates the universal bond shared between families of all kinds. From elephant families traveling together holding onto each other for guidance to a mom chimpanzee grooming her little baby, little ones will love flipping through the sturdy board pages and seeing their favorite animals being comforted by their loved ones. This beautifully illustrated story features wild animals native to Africa including chimpanzees, giraffes, elephants, zebras, and more! A sweet animal introduction both babies and toddlers will adore that strengthens a love for animals and teaches empathy. A must for little animal lovers!
Collect the entire Jane & Me series!
When children learn about animals and the environment, they begin to understand that everything is connected — and that they can make a difference in this world. Jane & Me books plant seeds for understanding, love, care, and most importantly, hope. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to support the Jane Goodall Institute. The Jane & Me brand is also a member of 1% for the Planet — a global network whose members contribute at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental causes.
- Love–Build a foundation of love and respect for animals
- Learn–Learn facts about animals to spark interest in nature
- Care–Discover how animals live and how to help them
- Hope–Grow into a naturalist who protects the planet
- Jane & Me is a trademark of the Jane Goodall Institute
Jaye Garnett is a pen name for the creative team at Cottage Door Press. We use a name like this when we work together on a story. We choose a name that stands for "red bird," which is our cheerful little mascot.
Melanie is a freelance artist and illustrator. She specializes in a digital mixed media style that charms children and adults alike.
Originally hailing from Wisconsin, she earned a B.F.A in Visual Communications from the Washington University School of Art in St. Louis. Since graduating, Melanie has worked as an illustrator and designer in Boston, London and California. She currently lives in San Francisco with her husband and two rambunctious daughters.
Please contact Melanie for freelance work or licensing.
Cottage Door Press is an independent publisher of high-quality children’s books. Our books are designed to spark curiosity in the littlest readers and fan the flames of lifelong learning. We understand children deserve our respect. That's why we always select artwork and stories that encourage caregivers to "read up" to their little ones––exploring interests together, learning together, and giving their young minds room to grow.
We also believe in creating stories that reflect the boundless possibilities of all children. We hope to create books that inspire little ones to connect, encourage them to dream, give them cause to celebrate, and allow them to see themselves beautifully reflected in the stories they read.
To bring these beautiful stories to life, our diverse and talented staff collaborates with authors and illustrators from all backgrounds and nationalities. We have also partnered with multicultural brands and literacy organizations to make sure our books reflect and reach as many little ones as possible.