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The Story of Ferdinand

By Susan Fitzgerald, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Warmhearted, well-told classic will charm readers.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 3+

Classic! Substantive picturebook.

When it comes to children's books, why waste time on bathroom humor, rude labeling, and vacuous beauty? Ferdinand's beautifully illustrated story teaches important lessons about pacifism and self-confidence.
age 5+

Age 5+

A classic story.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This is a delightful story about a sweetly mannered bull who prefers peace to fighting, and the scent of flowers to the smell of victory. Munro Leaf's unforgettable words and Robert Lawson's simple pen-and-ink illustrations that show Ferdinand's soft-heartedness make this a true classic. The story shows readers that they must choose their own path, despite what others may say or think.

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