The One and Only Ivan

Joins Tomball ISD as Tomball, Texas Reads One Book

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Join Tomball ISD as students across Tomball read,

The One and Only Ivan.

The One and Only Ivan Book Trailer

Watch each chapter read aloud by local "Tomball Celebrities"

Click below to watch each chapter read aloud. Some chapters are still being recorded and added. You might need to download some videos to watch them.

Ivan - The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla Book Trailer

More information about Ivan - Where is he now?

Extension Activities

Create an easy animal cage

Practice empathy -

1. Write a response for how it would feel to be locked up in a cage and watching the world from inside the cage.

2. Make a stop-motion video.

Want to Help Gorillas at the Houston Zoo?

Donate your old handheld technology to support the Houston Zoo

The Action for Apes challenge is an annual contest hosted by the Houston Zoo to see which school or community organization can recycle the most handheld electronics by the end of APE-ril. By recycling these used items such as cell phones with the Houston Zoo, you help protect animals like chimpanzees and gorillas that live in areas where cell phone materials are mined.

Research to learn more about Ivan and Gorillas

Click below if you want to know more about helping people save gorillas.

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