The Story of Ferdinand
by Munro Leaf
Ferdinand is a bull who lives in Spain. While the other young bulls like
to run and jump and butt heads, Ferdinand prefers to sit under a cork
tree and smell the flowers. One day, when some men in funny hats come
from Madrid to look for the biggest, fiercest bull, Ferdinand happens to
sit on a bee and, in his resulting panic, he gets picked for the
If I said any more, this review would be longer than the book and I
dont want to spoil all your pleasure in reading it for yourself or for
children. It is a funny, heart-warming childrens classic, dating all
the way back to 1936, and beautifully decorated with the black-and-white
drawings of award-winning author-illustrator Robert Lawson.
Recommended Age: 4-8
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