This story starts with “There was once an velveteen rabbit. In the beginning, he was truly magnificent.” The effect was magical when he sat in the Boy’s stocking top with a sprig holly between his feet on Christmas morning.
The stuffed rabbit was soon forgotten and the rabbit dreams about becoming Real. A wise old toy explained that becoming Real is “something that happens to you.” If a child is devoted to you for a long time and loves you deeply, you are Real …”
How will the rabbit achieve his dream of becoming Real?
This heartwarming tale has stood the test of time and the affordable edition includes all original illustrations.
About the Author
Margery Williams was born on 1881 in London. The Velveteen Rabbit was the first and most well-known of her thirty children’s books.
The Velveteen Rabbit
Copyright (c.1999Margery Wilkins Bianco
All rights reserved
“What is REAL?” The Rabbit asked Nana one day as they lay side-by-side near the nursery fender. It could refer to having things that buzz in your ear and sticking out handles.
The Skin Horse said, “Real is not how you are made.” It’s something that happens to you. You become real when a child is there for you long enough to love you.
“Does it hurt?” The Rabbit asked.
“Sometimes,” the Skin Horse said, because he was always honest. “When you’re Real, you don’t mind getting hurt.”
He asked “Does it happen all in one, like being wound up?”
The Skin Horse said, “It doesn’t happen all at once.” “You become. It takes time. It doesn’t happen often to people who are fragile, have sharp edges or need to be careful. Most of your hair is already trimmed and styled by the time that you become Real. Your eyes will drop out, your joints are sloppy, and your hair will be a mess. These things are irrelevant because you’re Real and can’t be ugly – except to those who don’t get it. Excerpted by Margery Williams Bianco from The Velveteen RabbitbyMargery Wilkins BiancoCopyright (c.1999). Permission granted
- Publisher : HarperCollins; Reissue edition (March 9, 1999)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0380002558
- ISBN-13 : 978-0380002559
- Reading age : 4 – 8 years
- Lexile measure : AD1050L
- Grade level : Preschool – 3
- Item Weight : 2.24 ounces
- Dimensions : 7.3 x 4.9 x 0.2 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,058,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #1,773 in Children’s Rabbit Books (Books)
- #6,559 in Children’s Classics
- #18,853 in Short Stories (Books)
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