Still as poignant today as it has ever been, Margery Williams’ “The Velveteen Rabbit” is one of the best-loved children s 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.
“Real isn’t how you re made,” says 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. It doesn’t happen all at once. You become…”
And so begins the Velveteen Rabbit s journey towards becoming real through the love of a child….”