The Story of Ferdinand by Munro LeafA true classic with a timeless message, The Story of Ferdinand has enchanted readers since it was first published in 1936. All the other bulls would run and jump and butt their heads together. But Ferdinand would rather sit and smell the flowers. And he does just that, until the day a bumblebee and some men from the Madrid bullfights give gentle Ferdinand a chance to be the most ferocious star of the corrida—and the most unexpected comic hero. This cherished hardcover is perfect for those who love Ferdinand, and those who have yet to meet him.
The Story of Ferdinand
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A little longer text than most picture books, the story can be enjoyed on different levels by children 3 years old and up, as well as older children and adults. As time goes by Ferdinand becomes bigger and stronger like all the other bulls he's growing up within the countryside of Spain. But his nature does not change. While the other bulls continue to enjoy butting and sticking each other with their horns, Ferdinand is happiest when he can sit quietly under the cork tree and smell the flowers. And happy he is until one day he sits on a bumblebee while five men are visiting to pick the best bull for the bullfights in Madrid. The day of the bullfight is incredible, with flying flags, bands playing, and lovely ladies with flowers in their hair.