The One and Only Ivan

Written by Katherine Applegate

Reviewed by Bryn F. (age 9)

Ivan thought he was the only gorilla one earth. He has lived in domain his whole life. Ivan has a friend name Stella, Stella performs in the circus with Ivan. One day Stella hurts her leg and canít help Ruby, the new baby elephant. Can Ivan take care of Ruby?

My favorite part is when the zoo keeper bribes Ivan with marshmallows. It was funny because THE ZOO KEEPER was bribing a gorilla with Marshmallows! It was cute because THE ZOO KEEPER was bribing a gorilla with MARSHMALLOWS!!

I recommend this book. It was my favorite book and I think you will enjoy it to. The lesson was that you should never give up and you come to really love these characters, they are sweet and cute!

Bryn F. is a student in Mrs. Lombardi's 3rd Grade Class
2016-2017