Our Family Dinner Book Club selection for the month of August is The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. Here you’ll find a menu that can be prepared with the help of your children, and will hopefully be a fun and interactive activity for the whole family. Head over to Growing Book by Book for some talking points to get the conversation started as well as an idea for a family service project. Then visit Sunny Day Family for a fun craft. We invite you to share a picture from your dinner with us anytime during the month on our Family Dinner Book Club Facebook page.
The Story of Ferdinand is a story of a bull who isn’t interested in being a bull fighting bull in Spain. All he would rather do is sit in the fields and smell the flowers. I received this book at my baby shower with a note to the baby encouraging him to be himself and to smell the flowers as often as he likes. I like the message in this book. It was a bit comical when I read it to Abby and Katie because they had no concept of bull fighting and the story didn’t seem to make any sense to them. After I explained about bull fighting and how bulls normally act, they were a little more interested.
Our menu for this month is fully inspired by Ferdinand’s homeland of Spain, and consists of many tapas to enjoy our dinner in small bites.
The Story of Ferdinand
Family Dinner Book Club
Salsa Romesco with veggies
Serrano Ham wrapped Plums
Sparkling Virgin Sangria
Head on over to Growing Book by Book for talking points and a family service project. Then check out Sunny Day Family for a fun craft to decorate your table!