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A stuffed toy rabbit (with real thread whiskers) comes to life in Margery Williams's timeless tale of the transformative power of love. Given as a Christmas gift to a young boy, the Velveteen Rabbit lives in the nursery with all of the other toys, waiting for the day when the Boy (as he is called) will choose him as a playmate. In time, the shy Rabbit befriends the tattered Skin Horse, the wisest resident of the nursery, who reveals the goal of all nursery toys: to be made "real" through the love of a human. "'Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.'" This sentimental classic--perfect for any child who's ever thought that maybe, just maybe, his or her toys have feelings--has been charming children since its first publication in 1922. (A great read-aloud for all ages, but children ages 8 and up can read it on their own.)
The beloved tale of the stuffed bunny who becomes real is complemented by delicate pastel drawings. Ages 3-7.
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Read this book to your children! It is a rite of passage! Such a sweet tale.Published 3 days ago by Katherine Walden
I read to my 5 year old daughter who liked the rabbit since she has a pet bunny herself.Published 12 days ago by JSW
A classic that I have always loved to read to children (and adults too!). Highly Recommended.Published 18 days ago by Pamela Brightman
What more needs to be said. This is a timeless classic that is short, to the point and very poignant.Published 18 days ago by C. Chua