The Story of Ferdinand Author:Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator) 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 e... more »dition contains the complete original text of the story and the original illustrations with watercolor tones added.« less
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.