Once upon a time in Spain, there was a little bull and his name was Ferdinand . . . Unlike all the other little bulls - who run, jump, and butt their heads together in fights - Ferdinand would rather sit under his favourite cork tree and smell the flowers. So what will happen when Ferdinand is picked for the bull fights in Madrid? Beloved all over the world for its timeless message of peace, tolerance and the courage to be yourself, this truly classic story has never been out of print in the US since its release in 1936. Hitherto unpublished in the UK and now a major motion picture.
Set in the fabulously colorful world of modern day Spain, Ferdinand is the story of a gentle giant who is nothing like you would expect. Ferdinand's life of leisure on the family farm is disrupted when he is taken to a school for fighting bulls, where his kind and peaceful manner is at odds with that of his compatriots. With the help of a neurotic goat named Lupe and a team of crazy hedgehogs, he gains the courage to remain true to himself, whilst mounting a "great escape" to bring his new friends back with him to the home he loves. This companion book to the unforgetta-bull movie is full of adore-a-bull concept designs, character sketches, storyboards and production art, alongside insight from the artists, filmmakers and director.