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Created: 19th March, 2018

The Velveteen Rabbit

Author: Margery Williams
Illustrator: William Nicholson
Publisher: Egmont

COLLECTION

Literature

YEAR GROUP

Years 1 and 2

BOOK TYPE

Corebooks

A classic story, first published in 1922, about a toy rabbit who longs to become Real. His companion in the nursery, the Skin Horse, advises him that only the love of a child can make this happen.

At one level, the story describes the journey of a toy, at first splendid and shiny, to shabbiness and the way he goes in and out of favour with the child who owns him. However, there is a deeper philosophical layer too about the meaning of being Real - accepted for who you are and able to lead your own life.

For more philosophical toy rabbits, see: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (9781406360660), Walker £6.99