Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ferdinand (Monro Leaf)

One of my students had this book at home and was so excited for us to read it.  We wondered if it was about a unicorn (he does kind of look like one!) and if the author was the same as the author of Mr. Prickles (Mr. Prickles is all read). We had a great pre-reading discussion. I love that my students are starting to make so many connections to other texts now that we have read SO many books. We also made many connections to the world and to ourselves. We talked about how some people are often more brave about doing what they want to do instead of doing what everyone else is doing. It's pretty common to do what everyone else is doing, but it's okay to stand out from the crowd and be yourself. That takes self-confidence.

Goodreads summary:

A true classic with a timeless message, The Story of Ferdinandhas enchanted readers since it was first published in 1936. All the other bulls would run and jump and butt their heads together. But Ferdinand would rather sit and smell the flowers. And he does just that, until the day a bumblebee and some men from the Madrid bullfights give gentle Ferdinand a chance to be the most ferocious star of the corrida—and the most unexpected comic hero. This cherished hardcover is perfect for those who love Ferdinand, and those who have yet to meet him.

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