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The Velveteen Rabbit: Or, How Toys Become Real

The Classic Edition


No. of pages 24

Great for age 0-7 years
The beloved story of the Velveteen Rabbit, the toy rabbit made real by the love of a boy, is now available in a beautiful board book format featuring original Charles Santore illustrations. Description Originally published in 1922, the Velveteen Rabbit is a treasured classic that has warmed many hearts for decades. The same magnificent artwork as in the hardcover classic edition has been faithfully reproduced on sturdy board stock that will withstand repeated reading and handling. Children will love this format thanks to the convenient format, uplifting story and brilliant Santore illustrations.


This book has been graded for interest at 2+ years.

There are 24 pages in this book. This book was published 2014 by Sterling Publishing Co Inc .

Charles Santore's many awards include the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence. His work has been exhibited in New York's Museum of Modern Art. Margery Williams (1881-1944) is the author of more than 30 children's books, but her best-loved work is The Velveteen Rabbit.

This book contains the following story:

The Velveteen Rabbit
'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.'When the Velveteen Rabbit first arrives in the nursery, he is snubbed by the other toys. But the Rabbit soon makes friends with the Skin Horse who explains how toys can become 'real' if only they are loved enough. The Velveteen Rabbit longs for this to happen until, one day, he finds that he is Boy's very favourite toy. They play together through a long, golden summer and, even though Rabbit becomes shabbier and shabbier, he becomes 'real' to the boy who loves him so much. The rabbits in the garden think otherwise - how can Rabbit be real when he can't leap and hop? But when Boy is ill with Scarlet Fever, and Rabbit is thrown away, Rabbit finally discovers what it truly means to be real.

This book is in the following series:

The Classic Edition

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