The Story of Ferdinand

Book review by Susan Fitzgerald, Common Sense Media
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age 3+

Warmhearted, well-told classic will charm readers.

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age 4+

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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.

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Age 5+

A classic story.

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For kids who love picture books and animal stories

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