The cattle walked purposefully…




…Vanilla and Tipsy followed behind (watching where they stepped)…




…all the way to the cork tree…




…where they all sniffed the flowers!



Ferdinand the Bull

Today is St Ferdinand’s day, in honour of a bellicose and war-like 13th century king in what is now Spain.  It is an ironic name for our favourite Spanish bull who refused to fight, preferring to sit under a cork tree and smell flowers…!

Click here for a link to information about the book Ferdinand the Bull by Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson.



8 thoughts on “Ferdinand

  1. I think there should be more of those kinds of bulls in the world today. It’s nice to stop and enjoy the scent of flowers instead of fighting.

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