The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

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It is a timeless story. One worth keeping and displaying in your collection of classic books...The Velveteen Rabbit is a must read. You are never too old for a children's book. You are never too young to discover magic that stories can bring.
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The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real is a children's novel written by Margery Williams and illustrated by William Nicholson. Vook has enhanced this classic children's story with videos of adorable rabbits. The story chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit and his quest to become real through the love of his owner. The book was first published in 1922.

 

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Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson have worked as a creative team for over 22 years and have illustrated over 30 children's books including Dr. Seuss's My Many Colored Days, Jon Scieszka's The Frog Prince, Continued and Lois Duncan's I Walk the Night which was recognized as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. They live in Moraga, California. Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson have worked as a creative team for over 22 years and have illustrated over 30 children's books including Dr. Seuss's My Many Colored Days, Jon Scieszka's The Frog Prince, Continued and Lois Duncan's I Walk the Night which was recognized as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. They live in Moraga, California.
 
Published October 18, 2004 by Doubleday & Company. 38 pages
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Reviewed by Cindi Rose on Oct 27 2010

It's theme of timeless love with a dose of "nursery magic" is perfect for younger readers. The way toys, and by extension people, become real is by being loved in ways that are painful sometimes. That pain however is necessary for true love.

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Reviewed by Jill Murphy on Feb 28 2004

The Original Velveteen Rabbit, Or How Toys Become Real is a very dated little story. The Boy lives his life like A A Milne's Christopher Robin, in a nursery with his Nanny, the illustrations are twee and Victorian...But some stories defy time and place, however dated they seem, and this is another picture book that I think we'll be keeping forever.

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Reviewed by Cindy A. Wright on Aug 25 2012

It is a timeless story. One worth keeping and displaying in your collection of classic books...The Velveteen Rabbit is a must read. You are never too old for a children's book. You are never too young to discover magic that stories can bring.

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Reviewed by Diana Ann B Bisares on May 16 2012

Margery Williams' great hand on weaving a true children story did not only gain children audiences, but it has also appealed to the young and the adults...It is a billboard of innocent memories. The Velveteen Rabbit was brilliantly crafted that every parent would love to read it to their children every night before they go to sleep.

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Reviewed by Lynai Lamason on Apr 28 2011

A stuffed toy rabbit (with real thread whiskers) comes to life in this timeless tale of the transformative power of love...The Velveteen Rabbit is short but charming, a timeless classic which pinches the heart of every reader, young and old. It tells of the transforming power of love...

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