THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN
The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, is
told through the eyes of Ivan, a sweet gorilla who lives in a mall. He watches
his limited world through the glass that encases him and only has the friendship
of an elephant, a stray dog and Julia (a young girl who comes at night while her
father cleans the mall). What you learn through Ivan's eyes are poignant,
enlightening and somewhat sad. The drawings sprinkled throughout, by Patricia
Castelao, are a perfect combination to the story.