Dear _________: Pack Your Bags!

Mr. Schu and Ms. Kouri’s Road Trip Mascot Contest received a whopping 1,869 votes. Thank you for telling your students, teachers, librarians, colleagues, family members, and friends about the candidates. We enjoyed reading about why you voted for a specific character.
We are happy to announce that Ivan will tour the South with us. Katherine Applegate already helped Ivan prepare his bag. She packed him a banana, yogurt raisins, some shades, and a copy of The One and Only Ivan.

Where will Ivan go? We will blog about Ivan’s adventures here and at As Knuffle Bunny, Scaredy Squirrel, Pigeon, Frankie Pickle, and Argyle can attest to, he should be prepared for anything and everything. His exact route will be determined on the trip and may change minute by minute. We hope you will follow his exciting adventures!


  1. I love it! Yay for Ivan...he so deserves to get out and explore.

  2. Katherine talked about Ivan's summer trip when she visited us today. I hope you all have a fun and safe journey. Load up on yogurt covered raisins- I understand they are his favorite!


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