From Wikipedia: In 1938- (pre WWII) this book outsold Gone With the Wind. It was not without controversy. The Cleveland Plain Dealer "accused the book of corrupting the youth of America" while the New York Times downplayed the possible political allegories, insisting the book was about being true to oneself.
This is an oldie but a goldie. It is a completely enchanting story about a bull that is too gentle to fight at the bull fights, preferring instead to sit and smell the flowers. I can't wait to have grandchildren so I can start to read it to a new generation of kids.
I have loved Ferdinand for almost 50 years. I read it every chance I get. He's the best example of how to keep being you!
Ferdinand the Bull is my hero. This allegory is perfect for all ages. One of my all-time favorite picture books. Read-alike: Sneetches by Dr. Seuss
A wonderful story and well-written for children. Teaches the power of staying true to yourself. If you can get the copy that incudes a CD, do so! The narration is actually even better than reading it yourself. The only CD I never got tired of hearing, although we played it a hundred times.
One of the best children's books. My kiddo loves it. El Toro Feroz!
My kids loved this story! I love that it explains so much culture within such a cute story.
One of the greatest stories of this genre. The illustrations are very funny and very sweet and the story is one we all can (or want to) relate to.
A marvelous and timeless story. It clearly exemplifies that it's okay to be who you are. One doesn't have to comply to "fit in" and be loved.
A favourite for sure. I love the sweet story and the wonderful ending. The illustrations are black and white but that doesn't hold back their power to move. Definitely a five star book.
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