The Velveteen Rabbit is a classic. It’s a must-read as a child AND as an adult.
Margery Williams (also known as Margery Williams Bianco) wrote this children’s book in 1922 about a stuffed rabbit and his desire to become real. The subtitle “How Toys Become Real” points the reader and listener to the truth. That truth conveyed through a small bunny in a boy’s life can change all of us. Listen closely for the wisdom of Skin Horse and the Nursery Magic Fairy as Lee Ann reads this timeless story to you and yours.
Share it with the little ones and the BIG ones in your life. They will thank you…
And if you want a copy of the book for your kids or yourself, here is an excellent version from 1958:
The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) — Margery Williams (with original illustrations by William Nicholson)
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