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Monday, May 5, 2014

A book of friendship

The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan

By: Katherine Applegate

Genre: Juvenile fiction

Pages: 307

Published: 2012

Audiobook: 3 CD's (3 hours)

Read: May

3 out of 5

This book was very cute and reminded me of a modern day Charlotte's Web. Applegate's ability to enhance a true story and add color to the confinement to animals was enriching.  I loved that she illustrated the story from Ivan's point of view and the gave the animals a voice.  The audio could have been performed better, especially if children were to become engrossed. The voice, although not monotone, never fluctuated between the characters.   I believe I would have enjoyed the story more if I held the book in my hands, read the story, and viewed the pictures.  I recommend this book to children of all ages, but would encourage reading the book.

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