Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

     The Velveteen Rabbit was given to a little boy on Christmas day. Initially, he wasn't played with much. He would talk to the Skin Horse and learn about being real. He was often put down for only being made of velveteen. Eventually, the boy comes to love his little rabbit and play with him all of the time. The rabbit is made real by his love.

     I can't remember the last time I read this. It has been years, that's for sure. It brings up fond memories though. I can remember reading this book as a child and thinking that I would never give away any of my stuffed animals and that I would love them forever. I remember putting every one of my stuffed animals on my bed because I didn't want any of them to feel lonely. There was hardly any room for me, but I still slept with all of them. To this day I still have all of my zillions of stuffed animals, from the elephant I got at a thrift store to Diny (my rainbow dinosaur) to Pooh. Granted, they are packed at this time, but I still have them.
     I loved this book when I was younger. Re-reading it now makes me want to cry! It's such a wonderfully powerful story of how love changes us. If you haven't read this story, you are missing out!
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8 comments:

Alison said...

So cool that you mention this book. I loved this one as a kid. This makes me want to read it again. Like you, I still have tons of stuffed animals. Most are packed away but a few have a permanent spot on my bed - my favs from when I was a kid.

@lex said...

I really did love this too. I hadn't seen it in a while, so when I did I was pretty happy!

Lexie said...

Thanks for this post! I remember reading this when I was a kid and it was great! There is nothing like a timeless classic. I need to get it and read it to my son.

@lex said...

I'm sure your son would adore it. I know I did once upon a time.

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

This was one of my FAVORITE books as a kid! It's still amongst my favorites right now. I'm very tempted to go read it - I ironically have it on the shelf right in front of me. xP

Marty said...

wow! Talk about a trip down memory lane. It's been ages since reading this book but it used to be a favorite of mine.

@lex said...

Kristina: That's so weird that you have it on your shelf!
Marty: I know, but it's quite a wonderful trip!

ferretvamp14 said...

I loved this book as a kid. I haven't thought about it in years. I remember always wanting a velveteen rabbit for Christmas. It truly is a wonderful story that I will read to my kids.