The Story of Ferdinandby Robert Lawson, Munro Leaf
Ferdinand is the world's most peaceful--and--beloved little bull. While all of the other bulls snort, leap, and butt their heads, Ferdinand is content to just sit and smell the flowers under his favorite cork tree. Leaf's simple storytelling paired with Lawson's pen-and-ink drawings make The Story of Ferdinand a true classic. Commemorate the 75th anniversary of the book's original publication with this beautiful and affordable 8x8 paperback edition.
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- 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.