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Review: Ida, Always by Caron Levis

08 Mar

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Ida, Always by Caron Levis. Illustrated by Charles Santoso

Goodreads Summary: Gus lives in a big park in the middle of an even bigger city, and he spends his days with Ida. Ida is right there. Always.

Then one sad day, Gus learns that Ida is very sick, and she isn’t going to get better. The friends help each other face the difficult news with whispers, sniffles, cuddles, and even laughs. Slowly Gus realizes that even after Ida is gone, she will still be with him—through the sounds of their city, and the memories that live in their favorite spots.

Ida, Always is inspired by a real bear friendship.

This lovely picture book was inspired by the true story of Ida and Gus, polar bears at the New York Central Park Zoo.

It is a beautiful story of friendship, that also delicately covers the topic of loss and saying goodbye to a loved one.

Charles Santoso’s illustrations are beautiful.  In my opinion they are Caledocott worthy.

I am definitely purchasing this for the school library, and maybe for myself as well.

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