Synopses & Reviews
In Spain lives a big and strong bull whose name is Ferdinand. Unlike the other bulls, Ferdinand does not like to fight. He would rather sit in the shade of his favorite cork tree and smell the flowers.
Winner of the Parents Choice Gold Medal
"The overall effect is nostalgic and comforting as readers bond with the determined little tractor."
"Readers of classic children's books will find traces of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Little Toot and The Story of Ferdinand in this story of “a friendly little tractor.”
"How this little left-behind machine goes from has-been to hero is an all-too-familiar but nonetheless satisfying trope that will leave young readers with smiles as big as Otis's goofy grin."
"What a wonderful book for parents and young children to share!"
Ferdinando es un toro muy especial: en vez de gustarle embestir, bramar y saltar, prefiere observar y oler las flores del campo. Pero un dia llegan unos capataces para llevarse los toros de la proxima corrida... Como reaccionara Ferdinando?"
The Spanish language translation of the beloved classic The Story of Ferdinand, which is soon to be a major motion picture
Ferdinando es un toro muy especial: en vez de gustarle embestir, bramar y saltar, prefiere observar y oler las flores del campo. Pero un dia llegan unos capataces para llevarse los toros de la proxima corrida... Como reaccionara Ferdinando?
"A lively, simple, and playful translation makes this classic story of the misunderstood bull who'd rather smell flowers than stomp and snort an all-time favorite for sharing in Spanish as well as in English." Publishers Weekly
"This has an irresistible appeal to the sense of the ridiculous . . . The most original and amusing thing Leaf has done." Kirkus Reviews"
Published over 50 years ago, The Story of Ferdinand is one of the bestselling children's books of all time, and the bull who preferred sitting under the cork tree and smelling flowers to fighting has become a hero to generations of children.
About the Author
Wilbur Monroe Leaf (aka Munro Leaf) (19051976) 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).