The Velveteen Rabbit is not a 'real' rabbit, like the rabbits he meets in the forest. He has seams and is full of stuffing. Still, the Velveteen Rabbit doesn't mind as long as the boy who owns him loves him. One of the rabbit's friends tells him that a toy becomes real if its owner truly loves it. But when the boy leaves home to recover from an illness and is forced to leave his Velveteen Rabbit behind, what will become of his beloved toy? The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) is a children's book written by Margery Williams (also known as Margery Williams Bianco) and illustrated by William Nicholson. It chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit and his desire to become real, through the love of his owner. The book was first published in 1922 and has been republished many times since. The Velveteen Rabbit was Williams' first children's book. It has been awarded the IRA/CBC Children's Choice award. Get Your Copy Now.
The wonderful story of how toys become real, now in the perfect size for little hands and big imaginations! Enjoy the heartwarming story of how a beloved toy becomes real in this compact hardcover, complete with name plaque and foiled spine. Charles Santore’s beautiful, best-selling illustrations capture the spirit of this classic book, making the story leap off the page. Great for Easter baskets and baby showers, this book is the perfect way to share the wonder of The Velveteen Rabbit with friends and loved ones. Enjoy the timeless story of the magic of childhood, now in the perfect format for small hands and big imaginations.
When a little boy chooses to play with the Velveteen Rabbit instead of his more expensive toys, the doll learns what it means to be truly Real. Young and old alike will enjoy this collection of time-honored tales, featuring the stuffed bunny and including other favorites such as "Pinocchio," "Thumbelina," "Little Red Riding Hood," and "The Ugly Duckling."
Engaging new illustrations by renowned artist Charles Santore—illustrator of The Night Before Christmas, The Wizard of Oz, Snow White, and many others—reinvigorate the classic children’s story of the Velveteen Rabbit. An oversized heirloom edition with three times as many illustrations as the original edition. Includes embossed and foil cover. Originally published in 1922, the classic story of a toy rabbit who loves a boy so much he eventually becomes real has charmed children—and adults—for nearly a century. This heirloom edition, containing Margery Williams’ original text paired with gorgeous paintings by award-winning illustrator Charles Santore, is sure to be treasured by families for many years to come.