Vem kunde ana att historien om tjuren Ferdinand (han med blommorna) resulterade i följande när den utkom som bok 1936:
“Ferdinand created a global controversy overnight. The Story of Ferdinand was denigrated and banned in civil war–torn Spain, scorned and burned as propaganda by Hitler, and labeled in America as promoting fascism, anarchism, and communism. Others heralded the innocent bovine as an international emblem of pacifism.”
Källa: Anita Silvey, The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators (2002).