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He didn't mind how he looked to other people, because the nursery magic had made him Real, and when you are Real shabbiness doesn't matter.

In the nursery, only the toys that are old and wise truly understand what it means to be Real. The Velveteen Rabbit, a newcomer to the nursery, asks one of the most knowledgeable toys, the Skin Horse, what being Real means. And so begins the Velveteen Rabbit's journey towards becoming real - through the love of a child . . .

Margery Williams' timeless picture book classic has been read and cherished by many generations of children and their parents and is now available in this beautiful hardback edition.

Brought to life by gorgeous and much-loved classic illustrations by William Nicholson, with a new foiled cover design, this is a wonderful keepsake gift to treasure and share.

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31st March '15
I read it to Fifi aged 3 aged 3
The Velveteen Rabbit 9781405210546
5 stars
My mum bought this book for the girls and I've been meaning to review it for a while. We read it tonight and it prompted me to review it as it's so beautiful!  The velveteen rabbit is a really touching story about a young boy whose favourite toy is a velveteen rabbit. He takes it with him everywhere and tells everyone his rabbit is real. The rabbit, after being left outside for the night, bumps into some re rabbits. When they ask if he can hop he remembers he doesn't have any back legs and feels very sad as he realises that in fact he isn't a real bunny. The boy falls ill and his nanny demands that the bunny is burnt to stop the spread of Scarlett fever. The bunny is magically saved by the toy fairy who kisses him and turns him into a real bunny so he doesn't get burnt.  Both girls always listen intently to this story and they often talk afterwards about the stock loads of furry creatures at the end of their beds, and how one day the toy fairy will come along and make them all real. A traditional story with beautiful illustrations.
15th August '18
I read it to RhiannonDenness aged 14 aged 14
The Velveteen Rabbit 9781405210546
4 stars
Quite a deep and moving story, I think I read it a bit too early for my daughter as there were loads of question, she didn't grasp what the story was about. The copy I have has some very nice illustrations in it.

This is one of those classic children's books that is hardly ever read, if you have kids then give it a read as it is a beautiful story and could easily become your kids favourite.

I'm going to give this a re-read soon as my youngest has yet to hear the story.
25th January '16
I read it to Piglet aged 4 aged 4
The Velveteen Rabbit 9781405210546
4 stars
This is one of those universal stories that nearly all children will be able to relate to. It tells the tale of a small boy and the love, affection and attachment that he has for a small toy rabbit.  As in all good children's stories the toys can talk to each other - the rabbit is told by another toy that if the boy loves him for a long time, he will then become REAL. The idea that toys come alive is one of enduring appeal to small children and is it this that makes the story so adorable. A must read for all small children.
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About Margery Williams

Don Daily (1940-2002) illustrated many classic children's books and anthologies for Courage Books. He also created posters for many films, including The Lone Ranger, The Great Santini, and Roots. Daily's work has appeared in such magazines as Reader's Digest, Cosmopolitan, and Good Housekeeping....

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