The book, The One and Only Ivan, is an emotional, inspirational and a humorous book that you will want to read again and again. The characters demonstrate friendship, protection, care and loyalty because they need each other to survive their lonely life locked in the Big Top Mall. There were unexpected twists and turns, so our class wanted to keep reading to find out what happened to these beloved animals. Ivan is truly one of a kind, and the fact that there really was a silverback gorilla named Ivan that lived a sad and lonely life, makes this book so interesting and unforgettable. Read this book to find out Ivan's journey and what happened to his friends, Stella, Ruby, Bob, and Julia. This book was a mighty success!