Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The One and Only Ivan Review

The One and Only IvanThe One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The One and Only Ivan is a really good book. It's a cute story about a gorilla and a baby elephant who tries to find a good place to call home. It's pretty interesting to have the main character being a gorilla confine in a cage in an old mall. Being domesticated in his cell for so long, he lost his sense of being an animal and ended up doing things like watching TV and even painting. As he age, less people are interested in him and you can see how he gets upset when a new star arrive. How did he handle the situation? You'll have to read the book. Also, I like the bond of friendship form between different animals. There was Stella, the old elephant, Bob, the dog, and Ruby, the baby elephant. Each one of them have a story and those stories make the book really entertaining. They may be of different species but they still care for one another and I think that is just a great message. Overall, I like it and would recommend it for young readers and anyone who wants to try a fun read.

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