Nov 15, 2020VaughanPLDonnalee rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A deceptively simple book for children that ends up being quite haunting and poignant. Based on a true story, about a gorilla named Ivan who lives for many years at a circus-themed mall. The story is easy to read, and has a lot of humour, but it is a very thoughtful and emotional story. It gives young readers a chance to ponder questions about the quality of life, about freedom and about the role of humans in our world. A really lovely, beautifully written book for all ages. Highly recommended.