I read this short book on a recent flight home after my iPod died, and I was forced to give up on my audiobook. It’s a classic children’s novel that I am not entirely positive I read as a child.
“When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.” (pg. 7)
There’s something so timeless about this tale. I found myself tearing up as I followed the journey of the rabbit (and the little boy). While I never had an item I loved as much as the velveteen rabbit when I was a child, I used to dream about my dolls coming alive.
“…once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” (pg. 8)
The color illustrations of William Nicholson do more than compliment this tale. There were several times I paused on an illustration and became lost it the beauty of its details. That difficult to accomplish considering how short the book actually is.
- Williams, Margery. The Velveteen Rabbit. Bookbyte Digital, 2011. Originally published 1922.eBook. 34 pgs. ISBN 9781613060520. Source: Free download.