"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when [he and the Skin Horse] were lying side by side … before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"
"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."
In a charming, unpretentious style reminiscent of Beatrix Potter, Margery Williams delights new generations of youngsters with this poignant classic about a shabby toy bunny and the little boy who loves him. The tale tells of the velveteen rabbit's happiness as he becomes the boy's favorite plaything, then strikes a sadder note as the worn-out toy is discarded after the boy's bout with scarlet fever. But joy returns as the bunny begins a new life with the help of a generous fairy.
A delight to read or listen to, this enchanting tale takes on new dimensions of enjoyment as youngsters are invited to color captivating, ready-to-color illustrations by Thea Kliros of the threadbare rabbit, his loving and kind-hearted friend, the magic fairy of the nursery, and a host of other characters.
|Availability||Usually ships in 24 to 48 hours|
|Author/Editor||Margery Williams, Thea Kliros|
|Grade level||2 - 5 (ages 7 - 11)|
|Dimensions||8 1/4 x 11|