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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.
I read this story as a kid, and I had to buy for my son. Such a classic tale, very sweet!Published 1 day ago by Misfit2RED
This was for my grandson. He loves the story and the black and white photos. After reading to him, he sometimes colors the pictures in the book, thinking it is also a coloring... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Leahcat
This is a great book. My kids really enjoy it. Their favorite part is when Ferdinand sits on the bee. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Kelli Smith
Adorable story, simple plot and nice pacifist message. This is a household favorite. My daughter enjoys pronouncing the Spanish words and parents enjoy reading the story as well.Published 13 days ago by Dana
This is a very thin paperback. I expected a little more bulk for a children's book. GREAT STORY!Published 15 days ago by Kerstin S.