I am a self-proclaimed book fiend. Children's literature holds a special place in my heart - I think it is because my mother is an avid book lover herself and taught me from very early on to love classic, well-written children's literature.
Beautiful, enriching illustrations are just a part of the draw of a wonderful children's story, and so most of the books we review here will have gorgeous drawings.
You will not find any lackluster books on this blog. No vulgar Dora, Spongebob or Disney.
We believe in books that beautify the experience of growing up and learning.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

The Story of Ferdinand is set in Spain. An international tale: the first clue that it will be worth a read...or 25 in our case.

Ferdinand is a bull. Not just any old bull, a bull that loves the finer things in life. His favorite pasttime? Smelling the roses...really.
While his buddies butt heads and snort and pant in the fields - showing their bull-ness - Ferdinand is content to lounge under a tree and relax.

He is taken to Madrid to be in a bull fight...the last thing a peace-lover like Ferdinand should be doing. How does he get in this situation? By a strange twist of fate. Read it to your little ones to find out.

1 comment:

  1. http://jerilanders.com/

    check out this author, I met her at our art fair here this weekend...wish I could have bought one of her books...beautiful beautiful artwork...