The Story of Ferdinand


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Once upon a time in Spain, there was a little bull and his name was Ferdinand . . . Unlike all the other little bulls - who run, jump, and butt their heads together in fights - Ferdinand would rather sit under his favourite cork tree and smell the flowers. So what will happen when Ferdinand is picked for the bull fights in Madrid? Beloved all over the world for its timeless message of peace, tolerance and the courage to be yourself, this truly classic story has never been out of print in the US since its release in 1936. ...

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Jun 12, 2009

Good as I remembered!

Bought this book for my daughter who adored the book and character as a child. Upon receiving the book , I took the time to re-read it. It is still as charming as I remember. Would still recommend it for children today.


Jul 26, 2007

a lesson in individuality

This book, its story and illustrations have survived 50 plus years and still retain their charm. This is the story of a bull who does not want to fight like the others in his herd and would rather sit quietly with his flowers. The black and white illustrations are detailed enough to hold the reader's attention and the long lashes of Ferdinand and the face of the unlucky bumblebee demonstrate the power of illustrations when it comes to conveying characters in children's literature.
This book provides a wonderful lesson in individuality and would fit well into a curriculum about self-esteem.

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