Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicky of Reading at the Beach. To join, look here.

This weeks letter is: V

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

The Rabbit in the stocking isn't as expensive as the other toys: he’s covered in velveteen. On Christmas Day, the Boy enjoys his new toy but then quickly forgets and neglects him. Shunned and unsure, the Velveteen Rabbit questions his worth. Should he even be called a real toy? An answer comes from his friend, the Skin Horse: "Real isn’t how you are made. . . .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." The Velveteen Rabbit's journey through love and loneliness to become who he was really meant to be is a story that inspires us all on our own journey to Real.

The Velveteen Rabbit is a timeless tale of friendship, love, acceptance and honesty. When the world seems uncertain, Margery Williams's classic story reminds all of us what really matters.

My thoughts:
Even though The Velveteen Rabbit is considered a classic among children's literature, I have personally never warmed up to the story. It is on Destini and Chantry Literature list for school and we will probably read it in the next month or two. It will be interesting to see what they think about it.


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  2. I have not read this in years.

  3. Oh, I LOVED this book! It's so adorable.

    Love your new blog header, too!

  4. I've never read it - but then again i didn't grow up speaking English :)

  5. My good friends daughter is so in love with this story that part of the lines were read at her wedding. It was not a particular favorite of my boys, but we did read it.

  6. This is such a sweet book. I remember reading it to my nephew when he was little.

  7. I've never read this, but have heard many good reviews of it.

    Thanks for playing!

  8. This is one of my all time favorites and I'm glad you used it here. I almost did it for mine too!

  9. GREAT, great choice for V!
    Here's my V book, if you want to have a peek.

  10. It's a bit didactic, but I have a soft spot for old-fashioned books, so I like it. Glad to see someone besides me is using kidlit.

    Now, The Rainbow Fish, there's a book I can't stomach.

  11. My mom always says this one made her cry. I personally don't remember it clearly and don't really have much desire to reread it.



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