The One And Only Ivan There was once a gorilla who lived in Africa named Ivan. His parents were murdered by weary humans. He was bought by a man named Mack.
What an adorable juvenile gorilla.
Meet When Ivan and Mack get to their destination, The Big Top Mall, he meets Stella the elephant, Bob the cunning dog and Julia and George the humans. Ivan was mesmerized by Julia's artwork and he starts to paint too.
Story When Ivan was drawing a picture of a luscious banana, he asks Stella to tell a story. Stella tells Ivan and Bob story about how zoos make amends.
Something New A new elephant named Ruby abruptly came to the mall one day. Stella had to coax her out of the truck. When Ruby was asleep, Stella asks Ivan if, when she dies, to take care of Ruby.
She is precious...
Plan Stella dies and then Ivan forms a plan to bring him and Ruby to the zoo by painting a picture of the zoo and the word home.
Home at last Ruby finds out about Ivan's plan, she does not want to leave everyone. Ivan convinces Ruby to come and they live happily on in their new domains.