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The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
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Jun 24, 2011

it was amazing

How does one become real? Is it by having special features that intrigue and delight or does love make it happen? The kind of love that wears away any rough edges, makes one's joints get loose, the fur is loved off, and the eyes fall out; is that what makes one real? The Velveteen Rabbit: or How Toys Become Real is a children's book that asks these very questions.

It is easy to see why The Velveteen Rabbit has been a children's favorite since it was first published in 1922. It's theme of timeless love with a dose of "nursery magic" is perfect for younger readers. The way toys, and by extension people, become real is by being loved in ways that are painful sometimes. That pain however is necessary for true love.

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