A timeless classic - one of Jacqueline Wilson's Top Ten Books to Read Aloud. This is the story of the Velveteen Rabbit's journey towards becoming real - through the love of a child …
This gentle, beautiful recording is perfect for bedtime. It includes a story reading, soundtrack, and a song, all voiced by Samuel West.
©2007 Elizabeth Banks (illustration), Barry Gibson (music and songs) (P)2007 Egmont UK Limited
My daughter liked when the hair horse told the Velveteen Rabbit that he is real.
He was a good emotive reader.
"A dated, gentle story"
This is a classic which is starting to show its age, rather like the worn velveteen rabbit himself. A very gentle story with bags of imagination about the secret life of toys, suitable for young children (though some references might need to be explained). Samuel West, as always, does a wonderful job with his skilful and emotive narration. The story itself lasts for 28 minutes, including the frequent over-loud but pleasant musical intervals.
The remainder is a reading of the modern addendum from a printed version of the book, including discussion of the original 1922 drawings which are presumably included in the picturebook version. So this second section isn't so successful - though it does include a rather delightful song about old toys sung by the talented West.
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