I'd Rather Be Reading

Hosted by: Miss Reedy, Instructional Coach

Elsie Johnson School Summer Book Club

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Ivan is an artistic gorilla living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall! When an elephant named Ruby comes to the Big Top Mall, Ivan learns that change is a good thing. With the help of a few other animals, and a smart young girl, Ivan learns how to share his art with the world! This is a story of friendship, kindness, and courage. I also love that it is a novel written in verse.