Sammy Science Discovers Chimpanzees is a multimedia composition for children ages 3 – 7 years old. The purpose of this picture book is to 1) engage readers with a factual introduction to chimpanzee behavior and ecology, 2) provide diverse female characters in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) leadership roles, and 3) entertain.
Sammy Science was designed to be a strong, adventurous, intelligent and relatable female scientist and role model. Though she is a graphically illustrated character, Sammy’s journey is depicted with the help of photographs to create an interactive design in which readers are exposed to “real-world” scientific content. I wrote, photographed and illustrated this book in hopes of inspiring young female readers towards careers in STEM.
Dive into the world of chimpanzees, and see how wild life as a scientist can be!