The Story of Ferdinand

The Story of Ferdinand

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I grew up performing in musicals and plays and dance recitals, so I will always be a theatre girl at heart. Halloween gives me a reason to dress up…full-out costume.

My dog and boyfriend hate it because I make them dress up too…full-out costume.

This year our family costume was inspired by the children’s book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf.

I first heard about this book when watching The Blind Side, and I had to get a copy for myself.

A bull who loves flowers.
He’s sent to a bullfight.
All he wants to do is smell flowers.
The End

The Story of Ferdinand is a simple story with black and white illustrations. There are no special effects, no superheroes, and no crazy villains. A classic story is timeless whether it was written 5 years ago or 50 years ago. It’s nice to know that such a story has lasted the test of time. A good children’s book doesn’t trend, it stays consistently read by each generation.

Title: The Story of Ferdinand
Author: Munro Leaf
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Published: March 31, 2011 (First published January 1, 1936)

 

Señorita and her Matador

 

Olé!
(Reason #5 to never get rid of your old prom dresses.)
With our little bulls

 

Ferdinand the bull-dog

 

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