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An apt sequel to one of the best books in children's literature.... The one and only Ivan. Its a book which even adults can enjoy. Though it's a tough act to better one and only Ivan.,this one does manage to keep one engrossed. Compassion, love, camaraderie and friendship... All values absolutely necessary today are shown so beautifully just like in Ivan's book. Another gem from Katherine Applegate, not to be missed
***The only thing that made me happy was the perfect, beautiful illustrations***
Yes, it's rare for me to actually hate a children's book.
But this book is not a good children's book.
This book is a mess. Like annoying and irritating bad mess. I think there's not much in this one. I wonder who has written this one. It cannot be the original author! The first book was so damn good!
The story is so disconnected. And whatever the story there is - that hurricane thing?!- it doesn't even start after 100 pages. Just a lot of blah blah blah. I am a good dog. Blah blah blah. I know everything. Blah blah blah.
And nothing worked.
Not even the Ivan thing. Is he even present in this book? I doubt it.
Ruby, the baby elephant (even after 5 years!) has been used for cute, emotional effect. It didn't work. Too weak presentation.
And Bob's sister out of nowhere to make the readers feel sad and cry?! Didn't work either.
What's with the snickering attitude ever since the first page of the book? I thought it would not last long but yes, it was there like 80 percent of the entire writing.
No, I won't let any kid I know read this book.
A dog book told from the perspective of a sarcastic, mean, scornful dog. No, it doesn't make a good story. And yes, you do not have the right to talk rude about the legendary tale of Hachiko. Don't. Just don't.
And that chapter with the force flirting of dogs? *CRINGY* I wish I could unread this book. It was like another person wrote this book. I mean the first book The One and Only Ivan is really good!
This wonderful book is a sequel of sorts to the One and Only Ivan, and it takes up after Ivan is moved off to the Zoo, leaving Bob his dog friend to fend for himself. Follow along with Bob’s many adventures and see how he ends up. Katherine Applegate has written another amazing book, suitable for children and adults alike. You can read this for yourself, or you can read this to the kids or grandkids and everyone will love it. It’s another great story that everyone can enjoy. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :D.
I am a HUGE fan of The One and Only Ivan, so I couldn't wait to get my hands on the sequel. It did not disappoint. I would almost argue that it was slightly better than the first, only because we already know the characters and can jump right into the story. Excellent read!