Munro Leaf is best known for the Story of Ferdinand, first published in 1936 and a bestseller ever since. He died in 1976 at the age of 71.
..".encourages kids to embrace responsibility for taking care of themselves...The flowing text incorporates touches of humor, and the illlustrations of stick-figure characters keep the tone light." School Library Journal ..".that sunny orange cover is so relentlessly cheery, it just makes me want to spend quality time with my Arm & Hammer Enamel Care." Time Out New York Kids