Friday, October 17, 2014

Ivan the Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate

Conversation tonight before reading this book with the 6 year old….

" A gorilla in a shopping mall?  Why would there be a gorilla in a mall?  That is mean!"

Written by the Newbery winning author of The One and Only Ivan (chapter book), comes the picture book version.   Ivan, a silverback gorilla, is taken from his home along with Burma, another baby gorilla, to Washington state.  Once there Burma dies and Ivan lives in a home until he grows too big and is moved to a mall to live.  A great companion to the chapter book or a stand alone book for younger children.  An incredible story which lends itself to many discussions about the treatment of animals in captivity.

Text:  5 Buckeye leaves
Illustrations:  5 Buckeye leaves

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