The Story of Ferdinand


The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, a little bull named Ferdinand is born in Spain. While all the other little bulls run, jump, and butt each other, Ferdinand prefers to be by himself, sitting under a tree and smelling flowers. Though his mother worries about him, Ferdinand is quite happy. One day, when Ferdinand is all grown up, he is chosen to be a part of the bull fights in Spain. The Banderilleros, Picadores, and Matador are terrified of Ferdinand. But Ferdinand does not want to fight! He sits down in the middle of the arena and smells all the flowers the ladies are wearing in their hair. Since he won’t put up the fight the crowd was hoping for, Ferdinand is taken back home to live happily smelling flowers under his favorite tree.