Mr. Schu that Ivan the gorilla passed away today. It is especially sad for me because my husband and I are on vacation in Florida right now and were considering stopping at Zoo Atlanta to see him on our way home to Michigan.
If you have not read The One and Only Ivan yet, I highly encourage you to do so. It's right up there with Charlotte's Web and A Wrinkle in Time in importance to children's literature's literature because it is a book that will stand the test of time.
Rest in peace dear Ivan. You will be dearly missed and your memory will live on in your story.