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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2006 PC Treasures, Inc. (P)2006 PC Treasures, Inc.

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  • Pete
  • Long Island, NY
  • 05-28-14

Kids Love this Book

Where does The Velveteen Rabbit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I listened to this with my 6 year old in the car, and she was completely engaged in the story, and was asking for more when it was over. Great listen for a short family drive.

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A beautiful story

One that I remember from childhood. My 3yo niece says her favorite part is "when the boy loved the bunny."

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classic heart-warming story

oh the joys of this story and it speaks to my heart. There were tears as I am learning to become real

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My Childhood Favorite

This book was a childhood favorite & still is. This particular presentation was extremely we done.

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The narrator makes this story come alive

I’ve always liked this book as a child, but now as an adult, listening to it with my child, I am in LOVE with it. My favorite narrator for the story so far. Definitely recommend this version!

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Early Childhood

This book brought back so many fond memories of my teddy bear that my father gave me when I was in a hospital at five years of age. That was 60 years ago. My little brown teddy bear became Real. I still have my teddy bear and my father has been in Heaven for three years. I love you Dad ❤️

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Enjoyed it

I can see how the book can appeal to people of all ages. I really enjoyed the talk with the horse and when the velveteen rabbit met the real rabbits.

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Daughter falls asleep to this

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I bought the velveteen rabbit and Riki ticky tavi for my 5 year old to fall asleep to and it works like a charm. She almost always chooses this one because she is afraid of the snake in Riki. James Mio has a relaxing voice. It's a sweet little story. The story works really well as an audio book for her age. I don't fell like we are missing out by not having pictures and it isn't too long for a 5 year old

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Wonderful at any age

Would you listen to The Velveteen Rabbit again? Why?

Yes, I will listen to this again because I never read/heard it before.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the whole thing and I can't believe that at 56 I never heard/read it before!

Any additional comments?

I was glad that it had a good ending. Kids and adults like for good things to happen.

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  • christina
  • 09-20-16

Moving story about what it means to be loved ❤

"What is real?" asked the rabbit to the rocking horse. "does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick out handle?"
"Real isn't how your made" said the rocking 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."
"Does it hurt?" asked the rabbit.
"Sometimes" said the rocking horse because he was always truthful. "when you are real, you don't mind being hurt".... "generally by the time you are real most of your hair has been loved off and your eyes drop out and you get very loose in the joints and very shabby but these thing don't matter at all because once you are real you can't be ugly except to people that don't understand"