Monday, 22 April 2013

The One and Only Ivan

Title:  The one and only Ivan
Author: Katherine Applegate  
Genre:  Fantasy, Animal
Reading Age: 10 - 11 Years

This book keep making me cry.  The chapters are short and swap between the characters - Ivan, the one and only gorilla and his friends Stella, the old elephant and Bob the stray dog.

Ivan thinks it is normal to live in a cage, watching TV, painting pictures and remembering trips in a convertible car to McDonalds.  It wasn't until Ruby arrived, the baby elephant stolen from her family, that Ivan recognised that things needed to change, but who was going to change them?

My whole class loved this book and there are lots of classes blogging about how amazing it is.  Check out the official book blog.

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