Monday, November 18, 2013

The Velveteen Rabbit

Thanks to Christine Mann for a wonderful, age-appropriate, book talk.
Williams,  B. M. (2000). The velveteen rabbit. Nashville, Tennessee: CandyCane Press.

Do you like fantasy and make-believe?  If you answered YES then you will fall in love with this heartwarming tale of a boy and his rabbit.  In this story you will find the true meaning of LOVE.

On Christmas morning a boy got the best present a stuffed velveteen rabbit.  The boy loved the rabbit very much and declared that it was a real rabbit.  As the little boy grew older so did the rabbit who now looked a bit worn.  However, one day the boy got sick and the velveteen rabbit was thrown outside.  The rabbit who thinks he is real is very sad.  The rabbit is now faced with magic and true examples of what real is.  Will the belief in being real change his life and allow him to show his true love for the young boy who adored him so much? 

What will happen to the little rabbit that the boy loved so much?  How will the rabbit react to the magical transformation to become real? You need to read The Velveteen Rabbit to find out!

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