Original Velveteen Rabbit
Still as poignant today as it has ever been, Margery WilliamsÆ The Velveteen Rabbit is one of the best-loved childrenÆs books of all time. In the nursery, only the toys that are old and wise truly understand what it means to be Real. The Velveteen Rabbit, a newcomer to the nursery, asks one of the most knowledgeable toys, the Skin Horse, what being real means. ôReal isnÆt how youÆre made,ö says the Skin Horse. ôItÆs 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. It doesnÆt happen all at once. You become . . .ö And so begins the Velveteen RabbitÆs journey towards becoming real û through the love of a child . . .