The One and only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate

Ivan, a gorilla, works in a circus at a mall with his friends Bob, a dog, and Stella, an elephant. He lives in a cage, watching TV and listening to humans. As we soon learn, he has a very curious and hilarious past, and soon becomes an artist. However, when a baby elephant named Ruby comes to the mall, everything changes for Ivan. Now he makes one last masterpiece to save Ruby. Despite a sad part, animal-lovers will enjoy this book.

 Calvin Ophoff

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