Posted in 2013

Throwback Thursday: The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams


Throwback Thursday

The idea for this meme is to think back to memorable books from our childhood and to tell us why you loved them and you can even review them now.

 If you would like to add your TT, please leave us a comment with your link and we will head on over to your blog and check it out!

 Thanks to Kele for the meme suggestion!

Mal’s Throwback Thursday!

144974The Velveteen Rabbit
Margery Williams
Avon April 1 1987
Pages 40

Nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand all about it.

Like the Skin Horse, Margery Williams understood how toys–and people–become real through the wisdom and experience of love. This reissue of a favorite classic, with the original story and illustrations as they first appeared in 1922, will work its magic for all who read it.

“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin 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 Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.” 

“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?” 

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

One of my truly favorite story’s with a lovely message of love and reassurance. A sawdust filled bunny rabbit wants nothing more in the world but to become real. Most touching story with a poignant message you will forever remember. Encompassing love, beauty and wonder the message is unforgettable. A story with such an important lesson, young and young at heart should make a point of reading this classic tale. I flip through my well worn copy from time to time and it leaves me with a smile, countless memories and hope. An injustice if this lovely book remains unread.

What is your Throwback Thursday?
Mal

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