The book One and Only Ivan tells about one of the real stories of the Gorilla named Ivan. Ivan is a Silverback Gorilla who gets captured from a Jungle by Mack. Then he starts living in 8 big top mall and a video arcade. And it has already been 9876 years of living there. He has friends named Bob and Stella. But he doesn’t have any gorilla friends. Ivan is an artist too. And he draws banana peels as usual. People don’t understand his drawings but still buy them at $25 with frames. Julia is a great artist. She draws drawings with her imagination. But Ivan draws something again and again and never gets bored. When Ivan is hungry, sometimes, he eats Crayons. Days go on and on. One day, Mack brings a new neighbour of Ivan, Bob, Stella and Julia. And it is Ruby and elephant. Ruby is a baby elephant who has more and more curiosity. She is unstoppable of asking the questions. Ivan needs to tell the stories and only she falls asleep. After some days Stella dies because of her leg. Ruby is more sad than Ivan and Bob. Ivan starts to draw at night for Ruby and Sleep at the day time. Bob doen’t like that activity at all. Finally, Ivan completes his drawing and it gets sold for $40 with frame. From that day, he again starts to draw for Mack too. And that drawing gets sold for $60 with frame. On the other side, Mack gives training to Ruby which hurts her a lot. Ruby enjoys it with Ivan and Bob but actually she is in prison. One day everybody come to the big top Mall and organise a rally for Ruby to be freed and finally one girl, Maya, picks Ruby and Ivan. Mack becomes mad and he fires George. So, it is the last day for Julia, Ivan and Ruby. Another day Ivan and Ruby go to the zoo with Maya. The zoo is good for them. Ivan watches ‘the Gorilla show’ and Ruby enjoys it with other elephants. One day the characters of the gorilla show come for real and they play tag. And finally, that day becomes Happiest day for Ivan and Ruby because he gets a chance to meet Julia and Bob.
The book One and Only Ivan written by Katherine Applegate is interesting because there is a comparison between Gorillas and humans. It’s written about a funny gorilla and elephant etc. In general I like this book because it has a very emotional story and I want Part-2 of this book too. But when we talk about the text of the book it has a small font, and it would be more interesting if there would be chapters in this book instead of headings. It can be easier for us to do book reviews or write plots and settings. However, this book has a glossary too which has been easier for us students. When I read the note by the author I got surprised that Ivan is a real gorilla and he is in in Zoo Atlanta, and I want to meet him for real.