In the book, Ivan longs for the freedom he had with his family before being captured and caged. And when a new little elephant, Ruby, arrives at the mall, Ivan makes a promise to Stella that Ruby won’t end up like her. As a reader, I found myself worrying about Ivan and how he could keep his promise. Things didn’t look good for him, but I was still hopeful.
This book would make a great read for a struggling or reluctant reader since the pages are short, there are a few pictures scattered throughout, and it’s high interest. Or if you’re an adult who likes animals, go ahead and read this yourself. It’s a cute story about friendship.