What else can be said about the fabulous Ferdinand? Published more than 50 years ago (and one of the bestselling children's books of all time), this simple story of peace and contentment has withstood the test of many generations. Ferdinand is a little bull who much prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree-- just smelling the flowers--to jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. This cow is no coward--he simply has his pacifist priorities clear. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, until the day he meets with the wrong end of a bee. In a show of bovine irony, the one day Ferdinand is most definitely not sitting quietly under the cork tree (due to a frightful sting), is the selfsame day that five men come to choose the "biggest, fastest, roughest bull" for the bullfights in Madrid.
Ferdinand's day in the arena gives readers not only an education in the historical tradition of bullfighting, but also a lesson in nonviolent tranquility. Robert Lawson's black-and-white drawings are evocative and detailed, with especially sweet renditions of Ferdinand, the serene bull hero. The Story of Ferdinand closes with one of the happiest endings in the history of happy endings--readers of all ages will drift off to a peaceful sleep, dreaming of sweet-smelling flowers and contented cows. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Good to see a book where bull fights are shown as bad, even if the message is somewhat softened by the (expected) lack of visuals. Read morePublished 20 hours ago by Dione Basseri
I love this book, but it's a children's book and the pictures aren't even colored. This is not the same book I read as a kid just the same story.Published 4 days ago by Lauren Smith
I have been searching for this book ever sense I read the book at a friends house, and now I have it for myself! Great book.Published 5 days ago by why is this game 100$?!?! it's not worth a penny of that!
It's a nice book, but my 4 year old isn't too interested in it. He thinks the pictures need to be colored in.Published 5 days ago by Brittany