trying to remember the name of a childrens book about a bowl
June 24, 2013 8:35 PM   Subscribe

The bowl was Spanish, and didn't want to be warrior... it just wanted to smell flowers... anyone remember or know what book this is?
posted by butterball to Grab Bag (8 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Change a vowel and a consonant and you have the story of Ferdinand the Bull.
The book was released nine months before the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, but was still seen by many supporters of Francisco Franco as a pacifist book.
posted by Kerasia at 8:38 PM on June 24, 2013 [6 favorites]

A bull? Ferdinand?
posted by jessamyn at 8:38 PM on June 24, 2013 [2 favorites]

Could it have been a bull? named Ferdinand?
posted by theora55 at 8:38 PM on June 24, 2013

Yes, Ferdinand the Bull.
posted by Sara C. at 8:49 PM on June 24, 2013

Response by poster: bwahahaha my boyfriend has a drawl. i was so confused as to why a bowl would be smelling flowers under a tree. mystery solved.
posted by butterball at 9:23 PM on June 24, 2013 [58 favorites]

Hahaha, this post and later explanation have made me so happy today. (I named our nonprofit after that bull.)
posted by ferdinandcc at 9:27 PM on June 24, 2013 [8 favorites]

For years, thanks to the book's charming illustrations, I thought corks hung from tree limbs like fruit. I still have to correct the memory when the subject arises.
posted by carmicha at 3:39 AM on June 25, 2013 [3 favorites]

In honor of this askme.
posted by jamaro at 5:24 PM on June 25, 2013 [9 favorites]

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