Colorful Tales

Last summer, my nine-year-old son and I read Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan. This lovely tale with beautiful writing and endearing characters captured my heart. I cried and laughed and cried some more as I read this thought-provoking children’s story. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it for both children and adults.

As a writer, one of my favorite lines in the book is when Ivan, a captive gorilla living in a shopping mall and the novel’s main character, shares the following about the types of stories he likes:

The One and Only Ivan QuoteDoesn’t that sum up a great way to write a fabulous story?!

What’s your favorite types of stories?

2 comments on “Colorful Tales

    • Thanks so much for sharing your review! It’s such a wonderful book that both kids and adults can enjoy and learn from. How wonderful it will be when your boys are old enough and you can read it together. Thanks for visiting my blog! :0)

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