Monday, April 18, 2011
The Story of Ferdinand
The Story of Ferdinand (c. 1936) by Munro Leaf with drawings by Robert Lawson celebrates it's 75th anniversary this year. Who could resist a tale that starts:
Oh, I could just spend hours daydreaming about that first page illustration alone! Read about the aesthetic bull Ferdinand and his affinity for pleasant scents . . . particularly of flowers. This aesthete finds that his fondness for fragrance shapes the events in his life. Together, Leaf and Lawson deliver a humorous spin on Spain's hazardous bull fights that you won't want to miss!