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This is a children's classic I have read many, many times and this past weekend (March 22, 2008) read it again - aloud - for my four grandchildren (and their parents!). Just try to find a nice copy at an affordable price: it's impossible! The publisher should do another printing of this little jewel!
Munro Leaf, author and illustrator of dozens of children’s books, is best remembered for his signature character, Ferdinand, the Spanish bull who preferred smelling flowers to fighting in a ring in Spain. Composed in less than an hour one Sunday afternoon in 1935, the book sparked controversy. With the Spanish Civil War raging, political critics charged that it was a satirical attack on aggression...moreMore about Munro Leaf...