The Story of Ferdinandby Robert Lawson, Munro Leaf
A 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. So what will happen when our pacifist hero is picked for the bullfights in Madrid? This new edition contains the/i>… See more details below
A 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. So what will happen when our pacifist hero is picked for the bullfights in Madrid? This new edition contains the complete original text of the story and the original illustrations with watercolor tones added.
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 7.80(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 5 Years
Meet the Author
Wilbur Monroe Leaf (aka Munro Leaf) (1905–1976) is an American author of children's literature who wrote and illustrated many books during his long career. His books were illustrated by a number of famous artists, including Ludwig Bemelmans, Robert Lawson, and Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss). He is best known for The Story of Ferdinand (1936).
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My 4-year-old nephew is obsessed with all things dinosaur and wolf--and I grew a little tired of reading the age-old classics to him. There are, after all, only so many ways of reading the Three Little Pigs. So I introduced him to Ferdinand, and as expected, he loved it! Leaf so magically captures this little snapshot of Spanish culture that, in my opinion, Disney only got partially right. This one is a delight from start to finish.
whosoever has not read the story of Ferdinand the Bull to his children of grandchildren is doing them a grave diservice. I was read Ferdinand as a youngster and its lesson has always remained unforgetable . I still return to it again and again
The story of Ferdinand is a great story that has lasted through the ages. Generations of folks have grown up with this book and its still a favorite. Ferdinand is different from all the other bulls, he does not like to do all the same things. He is very peaceful with the world around him and enjoys it. this can teach children to like their own things and not follow the crowd, to be happy with who they are.
This has quickly become my four year-old son's favorite bedtime story. It is a beautiful story with engaging illustrations.