“This is one of my two favorite fairy tale stories (the other being “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein). I get all teary every time I read it because I believe that’s the way PEOPLE become real, too. It happens when someone loves them. When I was done tutoring for the school district, they gave me an oversized copy of this book. It’s a real treasure to me. Everyone needs to read this book! ❤
A stuffed rabbit sewn from velveteen is given as a Christmas present to a small boy. The boy plays with his other new presents and forgets the velveteen rabbit for a time. These presents are modern and mechanical, and 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 favourite toy, enjoying picnics with him in the spring, and the boy regards the rabbit as…
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