The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Children and adult alike have fantasies and dreams of watching toys come to life and watch them live and learn new things. In fact, there are plenty of books written with this kind of theme and idea. One particular book is The Velveteen Rabbit, a children’s book written by Margery Williams and illustrated by William Nicholson.
This book has been around since 1922, the year of its first publication. The book has been adapted into several animation and film adaptation. The story is one of the best-know book written by Margery Williams and it has been republished many times since its first appearance in the book market. It can be purchased at Amazon.
The book is loved by both children and adult because of its heartwarming story. The book is captivating and touching that it will pull at your heartstrings. It is a story worth keeping in one’s memory and worth retelling to the future generation.
The story is about loving unconditionally, even if the one you love is not real. The story revolves around a boy who receives a velveteen rabbit as a Christmas present. He grew so fond of the toy that he loved it so much the toy slowly came to life and became real.
As time passed, the rabbit losses it grandeur and became shabbier. But this didn’t stop the boy from loving it even more. The rabbit also learns new things in life when he discovers the world with his owner.
However, the boy gets sick and all his toys must be burned to disinfect the boy’s nursery. While waiting to be burned at the bonfire, the rabbit sheds real tears and he was transformed into a real rabbit by the Nursery Magic Fairy.
The rabbit’s former owner sees him the next spring and believes that he is the rabbit he once played with.
Readers will be touched with this heartfelt story as it teaches you that all things in life can be loved no matter what state they are in. One memorable line in the book is, “… Once you are real, you can’t become unreal again. It lasts forever.”
One can really learn new things even if you’ll learn it through a children’s book. It is not really surprising, knowing that you will learn things even from toys and animals.
This book is perfect for toy lovers and children at heart who believes that there is a chance for toys to become real and alive. It is a sentimental story you will keep in your memories and treasure box.
The Velveteen Rabbit has received a lot of positive reviews. Readers and customers who purchased the book in Amazon praised it for its elegance.
Bizzie Lizzie has been quoted saying, “The Velveteen Rabbit is a classic. Beautifully written and a joy to read, for both adults and children. This one’s definitely going to stay on my bookshelves! The illustrations are beautiful too. I’ve been waiting to get this for a while. Worth waiting for.”
Ginny Britton, another reader of The Velveteen Rabbit found it a ‘lovely book’. She commented on how the book was beautifully illustrated.”My 3 year old loves it, and so do I. A firm favorite with a wonderful helping of magic about it.”
Readers of the book have created a connection with it that one said that she does not want to give it away, “This edition is absolutely charming, printed on quality paper and beautifully illustrated – the sort of book you want to keep on your bookshelf from childhood and forever – the story has a magical message for everyone no matter what age and this edition is.”
But not all books are perfect. Some people will find flaws in it. In addition, most of the negative review on the book was that, the illustration and the quality of the book material was not what they had anticipated or had in mind.
One example of a negative comment on the book is a review on found in Amazon.“Being a children’s book I was disappointed at the lack of illustrations and those that were included were lacking color. This was not what I expected in light of the price of the book.”
However, no matter good reviews or bad about the quality of the illustration and the materials used in the publication of the book, it is still worth purchasing. It is a timeless story. One worth keeping and displaying in your collection of classic books.
Remember that it is not really the paper or the cover of the book that counts. It is the message hidden between the lines of this enchanting story that had transcended through generation and still alive in the memories of those who had found joy in reading and discovered the magic this story brings.
The Velveteen Rabbit is a must read. You are never too old for a children’s book. You are never too young to discover magic that stories can bring.