The Velveteen Rabbit

Weeks passed, and the little Rabbit grew very old and shabby, but the Boy loved him just as much. He loved him so hard that he loved all his whiskers off, and the pink lining to his ears turned grey, and his brown spots faded. He even began to lose his shape, and he scarcely looked like a rabbit any more, except to the Boy. To him he was always beautiful, and that was all that the little Rabbit cared about. He didn’t mind how he looked to other people, because the nursery magic had made him Real, and when you are Real shabbiness doesn’t matter.

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The Velveteen Rabbit – Or How Toys Become Real

The classic story of a little stuffed rabbit, and how he became real through the love of his boy and a little magic from a fairy.

This children’s book deals with some heavy topics such as illness, growing up, and being abandoned. A child who enjoys the Toy Story movies might find similarities in this story.

Download The Velveteen Rabbit for free from gutenberg.org.

A philosophy discussion guide is available to go with this book for free at Teaching Children Philosophy.

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