Friday, October 17, 2014
Ivan the Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate
" 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