Maria H. (ndm#130) (5153 Posts)

A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin' wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney 🙂 Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life - A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects - create~inspire~share.

draw me a story; the one and only ivan-2

*disclosure – We received this book in order to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are our own.

Hi everyone and welcome back to The NDK Review! I have a new and amazing picture book to share with you. Based on the  Disney+ original movie, The One And Only Ivan, this picture book is The One And Only Ivan: Draw Me A Story, by Beth Ferry and illustrated by Gonzalo Kenny! The One and Only Ivan is available TODAY on Disney+!

  • The One and Only Ivan: Draw Me a Story
  • written by Beth Ferry; Illustrated by Gonzalo Kenny
  • Page Count: 40 * Age Range: 3-5 years old(picture book)
  • Available Now

Ivan, a silverback gorilla, lives in a mall. This might not be exactly the most normal place for a gorilla, but sometimes the most amazing things can be found in the oddest places. He lives there with all his animal friends, including his newest friend, Ruby the elephant.

Ivan loves to draw and he even teaches Ruby how to draw, too. Ruby thinks it’s so much fun, she asks Ivan to tell her a story. The thing is, Ivan isn’t very good at telling stories. But he is very good at drawing, so maybe he could draw her a story instead.

This was a heartwarming picture book you don’t want to miss. It was filled with friendship and sweetness all around. This is a great book for bedtime or snuggled up with your favorite stuffed animal! You can get The One And Only Ivan: Draw Me A Story for 17.99 on

Fun Fact: Did you know that The One And Only Ivan is based on a true story?

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