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The Story of Ferdinand
Munro Leaf

Genre:
Picture books

Meet Ferdinand. a loving , peaceful and harmless bull who, one day wanted to sit under a cork tree and smell the flowers. Unfortunately for the animals, a matador arrives looking for a bull and at that exact moment poor Ferdinand sits on an angry bee – this can only mean trouble!

Gabriel Jacobsen, 6ND

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23 comments on “The Story of Ferdinand

  1. Frederick Magkiriadis says:

    Ferdinand loves his favourite cork tree. Ferdinand loves sitting on the grass. Ferdinand loves smelling the flowers. He didn’t like going to the bull ring. The other bulls like butting their heads together with their horns. The funniest bit was when he sat on the bumble bee – his face was very funny and surprised.

  2. Rocco Lopez-Gutierrez says:

    I was a bit bored by this story.

  3. Leo Trelfer says:

    Leo, Aged 4. I liked it when Ferdinand was taken home at the end. In the movie it happened a different way because Ferdinand gets the matadors, but I was glad they took him out of the arena so he could go home to his cork tree.

  4. fcranston says:

    I only started reading this book because my friend is called ferdinand. In the end i did not regret it though

  5. Alfred Enock-Brown says:

    I really like this story – he is such a sweet bull who likes sitting in the sun smelling flowers!

  6. glincoln says:

    I loved this book because it is about a he doesn’t like fighting even though Bulls are known for fighting.

  7. hcookson says:

    I have not read the book but I have watched the film at the cinema and my favourite part was when the bulls and the horses were having a dancing competition and the ending because it made me want to cry.

  8. Wilfred Riley says:

    “I liked the page where Ferdinand runs into the middle of the ring because he doesnt really want to fight he just want to smell the flowers in the ladies’ hair”

    “i liked the colour of the book (red) and the black title.”

  9. Oscar Freeman says:

    It was kind of good. I quite liked the bit where he went to fight in the bullfight but then he did not.

  10. Frances Hartland says:

    I like this book because Ferdinand likes smelling the flowers. I don’t like it when the men hurt Ferdinand with their spears. I like it at the end when Ferdinand goes back home.

  11. djaiden says:

    I liked it when he went to the bull fight but didn’t fight. I liked it when he smelled the flowers..

  12. beliza says:

    I liked it when he went to the bullfight

  13. rhenry says:

    I think it’s an ok story. I like it a bit. I don’t really know why. The best bit is when he smells flowers and is sitting under a tree because I like lying around.

  14. katygriffiths says:

    Lara: I liked it when he got sting by the bee.
    Joey: I like it when he got picked.
    Iris: I liked when he got picked out for the fight.
    Rian: i liked it when he grew bigger.
    Rosie: I liked when he smelled the flowers.

  15. achesterman says:

    I like it because he liked peace

  16. wmortensen says:

    Ferdinand is peaceful little boy and one day he wanted to sit under a cork tree.

  17. tiwatafurlonger says:

    This is a brilliant book about a quite gentle bull which loves to sit under a cork tree whilst smelling flowers.When I first read it I wanted to read it to myself loads more times.I loved it so much even though I don’t read it much anymore.

  18. fmckenzieoneill says:

    a very short but remarkable book about a bull who would never ever fight for an octillion pound. he has to fight because of a bumble bee but refuses.

  19. Mr Milne says:

    An absolutely charming tale of a bull who loves nothing better than to sit under a cork tree sniffing flowers – this book appeals to me enormously! Published in the 1930s, just ahead of the Spanish civil war and the terrible violence that was to engulf Europe, its messages of pacifism and refusal to conform are surely not coincidental, and indeed the book was banned in Spain (for 40 years!) and burned as propaganda in Nazi Germany. One side of my family is Swedish and in Sweden a cartoon version of Ferdinand is shown every year on Christmas eve (along with a whole lot of other classic cartoons), and almost everyone in the country sits down with their families to watch it, a tradition I love taking part in whenever we are in Sweden at Christmas time.

  20. bwhite says:

    to come to think of it, this book is actually quite sad because the poor ferdinand just wants to chillax when the other bulls are teasing him!

  21. tbraganza says:

    This book is very sweet. My favourite part is when he sits in the bullring smelling the perfume.

  22. nhyderkhan says:

    I really like this book. Ferdinand is a loving bull who loves smelling flowers he is different from the other bulls One day Ferdinand is chosen to appear in a bull fight in Madrid………..

  23. gjacobson says:

    Meet Ferdinand. a loving , peaceful and harmless bull who, one day wanted to sit under a cork tree and smell the flowers. Unfortunately for the animals, a matador arrives looking for a bull an at that exact moment poor Ferdinand sits on an angry bee, this can only mean trouble!