The Velveteen Rabbit
  • The Velveteen Rabbit
  • The Velveteen Rabbit
  • The Velveteen Rabbit
ISBN: 0060527463
EAN13: 9780060527464
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 20, 2004
Pages: 22
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 5.9" L x 5.9" W
Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Format: Board Books
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These presents are modern and mechanical, and they snub the old-fashioned velveteen rabbit. The wisest and oldest toy in the nursery, the Skin Horse, who was owned by the boy's uncle, tells the rabbit about toys magically becoming real due to love from children. The rabbit is awed by this idea; however, his chances of achieving this wish are slight.

One night, the boy's nana gives the rabbit to the boy to sleep with, in place of a lost toy. The rabbit becomes the boy's favorite toy, enjoying picnics with him in the spring; and the boy regards the rabbit as 'REAL'. Time passes, and the rabbit becomes shabbier but happy. He meets some real rabbits in the summer, and they learn that he cannot hop as they do and say that he is not real.

One day, the boy comes down with scarlet fever, and the rabbit sits with him as he recovers. The doctor orders that the boy should be taken to the seaside and that his room should be disinfected--all his books and toys burnt, including the velveteen rabbit. The rabbit is bundled into a sack and left out in the garden overnight, where he sadly reflects on his life with his boy. The toy rabbit cries, a real tear drops onto the ground, and a marvelous flower appears. A fairy steps out of the flower and comforts the velveteen rabbit, introducing herself as Read More chevron_right

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   Loved by all
As a child, I loved this book. My daughter's friend is a 4 year old and we got the book for her. The art and story are wonderful. Some of the art in the book should be framed. It's a classic children's story that everyone will love.
 
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   I LOVED this book as a kid
One of the best
 
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