This is a must read. More to come when I'm not so tired and have stopped crying. I have told several people that they need to read this book, and they are unconvinced when I tell them that Ivan is a gorilla. Trust me. It's worth it. Even if it's about a gorilla.It is so beautifully written, I laughed, I cried, and laughed some more. Plus more crying.Ivan is terrific, and I will definitely reread this sweet story.