This was wonderful! So sad and yet full of love and hope.
Here‘s my #LittenLoveBingo choice for “inspired by #PetsOfLitsy”. It‘s also a #BlameItOnLitsy purchase, since I‘ve seen so many posts with people loving it here! I picked it up at a library booksale sometime last year. Sietje supports reading about animals 🐕🦍🐘
I‘d encourage parents and teachers to check out this beautifully written children‘s book, inspired by a real gorilla that lived in a Tacoma, Washington shopping mall for 27 years. Although at times the story is very sad (gently but honestly dealing with the death, neglect and abuse of animals) it is a wonderful and ultimately triumphant tale of compassion and love for all creatures. #childrensliterature #awardwinning #newberrymedal
This is a remarkable book about how we treat animals. This was my second time reading this aloud to my kid, and we both liked it even more the second time around.
This (F) John Newbery award winner is a tear jerker! Its about a silverback gorilla who lives his life in a cage at a mall. This novel would be wonderful for a LC because it would benefit students using UDL strategies 3.4 Maximize transfer and generalization and ESOL 36. ask HOT questions to compare and contrast ethical issues. This website is great for resources and information for the LC discussions http://theoneandonlyivan.com #LAE3414sp19
The One and Only Ivan is an F book that was based on a true story about a gorilla and a baby elephant who lived in the mall where they put on a show for the humans. This book will make you tear up as you read! It‘s a great read overall. My favorite book at the moment! This book has won the Newbery Medal and is soon to be a movie for everyone to enjoy! Just bring tissues!!
Author: Katherine Applegate
Illustrator: Patricia Castelao
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate is an incredible F novel of a silverback gorilla, Ivan. Ivan and his friends at The Big Top Mall face harsh conditions and harsh realities. It is up to Ivan to help not only himself, but his new little elephant friend as well. #lae3414sp19
The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Cartelao, is a heartwarming (F) story from a perspective of a silverback gorilla. Ivan‘s home is at a mall off of I-95 and has Stella the Elephant and Bob the dog as friends. They were all taken away from their families and are in a subpar environment but it‘s really all they know.
The One and Only Ivan is a F book by Katherine Applegate that received a Newbery Medal. This book is about Ivan, a Silverback Gorilla, and his other animal friends stuck in cages at a mall, not knowing what it‘s like to love a normal life. This book is definitely for children in around the 4th grade. I think this book should be read as a LC so your students can talk about their feelings from the book and what they think will happen next.
I would use this realistic fiction novel in my classroom for a literature circle. The book has won the sunshine State young readers award. This novel is about Ivan, and easy-going gorilla. He lives at the exit 8 big top mall, he has a custom to being watched by humans in his glass cage. He barely thinks about his past life in the jungle, rather, he spends his time thinking about his friends Stella and Bob.
If you need a good cry, go pick up this jewel. This Newbery Award winning F story is such a great story of friendship between a beloved gorilla and elephant living in a strip mall. There are so many other great characters in this story who develop the amazing and heartfelt story of life in the strip mall! Your 4th and 5th graders will love hearing a story told from a gorilla, which is why this would definitely be a great LC choice! #LAE3414sp19
“The One and Only Ivan” is a Caldecott Award winning piece of modern fantasy (F). This tells the story of a gorilla named Ivan who is stuck in a small, inadequate cage at indoor mall. This book follows his and his friends heartwarming journey towards escape. This would definitely be a good literature circle book (LC). #LAE3414sp19
This F Caldecott winner is a great addition to any classroom as an IR. Inspired by the true story of a gorilla who spent 30 years alone in a cage at an indoor zoo in a mall, this beautiful book imagines what that gorilla might have felt and said about his life. These unforgettable characters overflow with pain and love in an ultimately hopeful story about the healing power of art. UDL9.1 would work well to set expectations for independent reading.
The Newbury medal seal says it all. The One And Only Ivan (F) is a novel written by Katherine Applegate. It follows Ivan, a silverback gorilla, who lives his life day to day in his domain. However his domain isn‘t what you think it would be. His domain is a cage in a mall off of a highway. Although he cannot do much, he makes the most of it with his friends ranging from a baby elephant to a little girl. Highly recommend!
🦍🐘🐕If you love books like Charlotte‘s Web or The Cricket in Times Square, in the sense that there is an animal narrator, Katherine Applegate‘s The Only and Only Ivan is for you. This 2013 Newbery Award winning F book is inspired by the true story of a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lived in a cage at a mall for 27 years. This book deals with heavy topics like animal rights, neglect, and death. #LAE3414sp19
Read for children's lit class. This book endearingly portrays Ivan the silverback gorilla as he attempts to save baby elephant Ruby from being trapped in the roadside attraction/mall her whole life. With child Julia's help, Ivan gets the art materials he needs to get the humans' attention. Thoughtful about the depth of animal thoughts and emotions and the nature of humanity.
PopSugar Reading Challenge 2019: a novel based on a true story
This Newbery Medal winning F novel is a beautiful story that takes a heartwarming spin on a real gorilla. Applegate gives new life to Ivan, & creates many touching friends for him along the way. This novel may be used to help discuss topics like animal cruelty & equality. This book would be great to use for a LC! The lesson plan included contains discussion questions for students as well as great ways to connect this story to real life issues!
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Apple Gate (MF) is a must read. This story focus on a gorilla name Ivan who is enclosed in a domain where humans come to watch him daily. He soon meets a new friend name Ruby, a baby elephant who brings about unpredictable change. This book aligns with UDL 2.1 and 3.1; clarifying vocabulary and symbols, activating or suppling background knowledge. #lae3414sp19
Finished this today. When I asked if the kids liked it they both said yes, but then said it was sad too. My daughter talked about, Stella's death and cutting off gorilla hands as parts that were the saddest. My son also wants to keep Bob. I loved sharing this with my kids.
Modern Fantasy. I absolutely adore novels told in alternative styles other than just traditional prose. The verse style telling makes you feel like you are sitting with Ivan which is an incredible feeling to get from a novel. This is definitely one I‘ll want to continue reading.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate and illustrations by Patricia Castelao, 2012. This is a wonderful work of fiction based on a real life story. Told in a verse like style, the story flows as though Ivan is really telling it. It feels like you are there with him and he‘s telling you what‘s happening. It‘s absolutely fantastic and while it is fantasy, it feels absolutely real.
This book was written in 2012 and published by Harper Collins Publishers. It is a story about a gorilla named Ivan who is satisfied with his life living in a zoo. However, he meets a baby elephant who is new to the zoo and she opens Ivan‘s eyes to their home and shows him a new side to life.
This is an animal book. It‘s about Ivan who is a gorilla. He lives at the exit 8 big top mall and video arcade. He likes that people watch him through the window glass and barley misses the jungle. He then later meets ruby baby‘s elephant who helps him see their home in the jungle.
Newbery Medal winning F Book based on a true story of Ivan, a gorilla held in a mall zoo for 27 years before being rescued and moved to the Atlanta Zoo following public protest. TS-LC, RA. ESOL strategies 2,3,5 promoting cooperation with small groups, encouraging self talk, and teaching technical vocabulary. Lesson- courage, humanity, friendship, and love. http://katherineapplegate.com/ LAE3414sp19
Have you ever read a book that made you want to squeeze your pets as tight as you can until they make you stop kissing them? The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (F, Newbery winner) is a tough read for animal lovers, but it‘s worth it. I brought it everywhere with me all day and cried in public but it‘s fine. It would be interesting to see how students felt after an IR. #LAE3414sp19
"The One and Only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate and illustrations by Patricia Castelao (F) is a beloved book by all who read it. This story follows the diary-like entries of Ivan the silver-back gorilla as he remembers, thinks, finds/loses hope, and sometimes replaces facts with blind Faith. The strongest of resolves, to not feel, or even cry for Ivan and his friends, will break under the majesty that is Ivan's relationships. #Lae3414sp19
Newbery Award winning and #1 New York Times Best Seller (F) novel, The One and Only Ivan written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao, is a great IR for 3rd-6th grade students. The heartwarming story is told from the point of view of Ivan, the artistic gorilla who lives in his domain at Exit 8, The Big Top Mall. At first, Ivan is content with his home; however, he becomes lonely and his opinion begins to change. #LAE3414SP19
I started and finished this one today. This is absolutely the most beautiful and heart breaking children‘s book I have read. I cried, I laughed, I felt so much sorrow and so much happiness. This is a book I will be buying for my personal collection, I loved every inch of it and I only wish I had read it sooner.
Starting this one now and so far I am already 82 pages in and my heart has been ripped apart a few times. This has been on my radar since it originally came out, so I‘m glad I‘m finally getting the chance to read it. I‘m enjoying the art through out the book as well.
“It‘s not a perfect place. …I can see that. A perfect place would not need walls.” 💔🦍🐘
Dreary, miserably cold, windy day off today. Decided to read one of my daughter‘s books for #readharder and #booked2019 Listening to the audio as well. Heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time.
Someone left this book in my Sidewalk Library, I picked it up, got excited about it, and brought it into the house.
What a treasure! One of the most beautiful stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. And the fact that it fell into my lap when I had never even heard of it?! A book nerd miracle! 😄
"Dad," Julia says, looking up from her homework. "You know what my favorite sign was?"
"Hmm?" George asks."Which one?"
"The one that says 'Elephants Are People Too."
It‘s been a few weeks, but I realized that I never let @Jerdencon know we received the #JuniorReaders envelope! Maya‘s book made it full circle. Oops! ☺️ Thank you!
@Mommamanzi I haven‘t heard from you in a while, I wanted to make sure your son received his book a few weeks ago (as well as the last few packages before that) for #JuniorReaders?
We finished this story a few days ago. There was a lot of info that was alluded to, so I had to explain much to a 5-yr-old. It did introduce the subjects of cruelty and death, but ultimately is a story of friendship and caring.
Last night, our city police dog was killed in the line of duty. #Sassafras has met/ interacted with the dog at library events. I want to give him appropriate info, but am not sure how to handle the violent nature of it.