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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.
have loved this book for years and always give it as a gift.Published 4 days ago by elizabeth scolpino
I loved this book when I was a kid, and I can't wait to read it to my own son. It is a great book about being who you are and being content with that.Published 9 days ago by miniguinea73
I heard about this book on "The Blind Side" I have a daughter with ASD and this was a great reference book for her!Published 9 days ago by Christopher Sill
This is my favorite book and I brought it for my nephew who is having a hard time reading. Hope he enjoys it as much as I did.Published 11 days ago by Iris Rivera
Cute story. I grew up reading this book, and now I'm reading it to my son.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer