This month's Lunch Bunch Book Club selection is The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. It's the story of Ivan, a gorilla, who lives in the Big Top Mall. Ivan has lived there all of his life and he seems to be okay with living in his cage until a young elephant, Ruby, comes along and then Ivan begins to see that he has to make a better life for the both of them. This book is based on a true story and it has won the Newbery Medal. Check out the book trailer:
And here's a glimpse of the real Ivan...