A little boy receives a toy rabbit for Christmas one year, and he and his plush plaything soon become best friends, embarking on imaginary adventures for hours at a time. When the boy and the rabbit are separated, the toy ventures out on its own to learn about this strange thing "being real". This is a heart-warming classic about the great joys of childhood and the magic of love.
"Kids Love this Book"
"When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become real." First published in 1922, Margery Williams' enchanting story about a toy rabbit is a classic of children's literature. This gentle rendition comes alive through Meryl Streep's soothing narration and George Winston's beautiful music score. Ages four and up.
The Velveteen Rabbit is a children's novel that chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit and his quest to become real through the love of his owner. The Velveteen Rabbit has been awarded the IRA/CBC Children's Choice award. This version is published in the Audible Enhanced Audiobook format and includes original illustrations by William Nicholson synchronized with the narration.
"Reads well but quickly"
This timeless classic children's story The Velveteen Rabbit, tells the story by Margery Williams of how toys become real. Originally published in 1922, The Velveteen Rabbit is a treasured favorite that has warmed many hearts for decades. A beautiful tale of a stuffed rabbit magically transformed by the power of love, adored by little ones and their grown-ups. A fantastic addition to the family audio library, to be enjoyed over and over again.
A timeless classic - one of Jacqueline Wilson's Top Ten Books to Read Aloud. his 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.
"Great story, great narrator!"
Snuggle up with Mrs. P as she reads these enchanting classics - “The Velveteen Rabbit” and “The Brave Tin Soldier” - from her crackling fireplace. She adds her own brand of humor to these heart warming stories.
Remember when you believed that your toys could talk to you and when you had a favorite stuffed animal? This lovely tale will take you back to those days and you will learn how children can love a toy into becoming real.
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."
Two delightful, fanciful, and heartwarming stories. "The Velveteen Rabbit" tells the tale of a stuffed rabbit that longs to become real, while "The Girl Who Owned a Bear" tells of a little girl who receives a magical book filled with the most unpredictable of magic.
Can a toy really come to life? Based upon Margery Williams' original story, this is a perfect bedtime story you can really snuggle up to with its soothing narration, fascinating characters, and soft, beautiful music. This story is a lovely audio production enjoyed by a wide variety of ages as the deeper questions of love and aging are pondered.
"not the best rendition i've heard"
Given as a Christmas gift to a young boy, the Velveteen Rabbit lives in the nursery with all the other toys, waiting for the day when the boy will choose the wisest resident of the nursery, who reveals the goal of all nursery toys: to be made "real" through the love of a human.
This classic story by Margery Williams, published in 1922, imparts the timeless message that toys need not be expensive or modern to be appreciated and loved. Through giving and receiving love, even a commonplace stuffed animal can become real in the eyes of a child, and millions of them do every day. Love is the magic ingredient of course, and it works on all of us.
After almost being forgotten on Christmas Day, the stuffed Velveteen Rabbit becomes a boy's most cherished toy, sharing in the adventures of childhood, from glorious summer days playing in the forest to cozy nights snuggled beneath warm covers. As the days pass, the rabbit's colors fade and his whiskers fall away, but the boy's love for him only deepens.