Ferdinand didn't want to fight he just wanted to sit just quietly and smell the flowers. And no matter how many matadors, and picadors, and toreadors tried to make him fight, he wouldn't.
A delight. A 6 star book. I loved it when I was a little girl and saw Disney's cartoon (which I still watch from time to time). I love it now when I'm an old lady. I wish I could find Ferdinand's cork tree and sit there and smell the flowers.