Velveteen Rabbit

Velveteen Rabbit

by Margery Williams, William Nicholson (Illustrator)
Publisher: Avon Books
Mass market paperback, 40 pages
Price: $7.99
Used Price: $4.50 (1 in stock) Condition Policy

Nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the skin horse understand all about it.

"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"

"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. It doesn't happen all at once. You become. It takes a long time. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."

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Summary: A young boy loves his stuffed bunny to death, and then back to life.

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  This Book Is Awesome.
Logan Allen of Vancouver, 8/31/2016
This book is awesome because the little boy was good and he had a very big imagination. This book made me want to have a picnic with my stuffed animals. There are a few sad parts, but one really great part.
  The Velveteen Rabbit
Book Lover Age 8 of Australia, 6/22/2016
One morning on Christmas The Velveteen Rabbit was stuck in the boys stocking with a sprig of holly between his paws which made the over all effect quite charming. It was love at first sight for The Velveteen Rabbit and the boy. They had a fun time playing in the garden where the boy made rabbit burrows and nests for The Velveteen Rabbit! I liked the bit where The Velveteen Rabbit was made real.