Velveteen Rabbit, The (hardbound)
By the time the Velveteen Rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called "Real". Nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are as old, wise and experienced as the Skin Horse understand all about it. Like the Skin Horse, author Margery Williams understood how toys--and people--become REAL through the wisdom and experience of love. Ever since its first publication, this wondrous tale of the velveteen rabbit has delighted readers of all ages. Few other children's books so beautifully capture the spiritual meaning of Easter as does this simple tale of transformation and redemption through a child's unwavering love. This reissue of a favorite classic, with the original story and illustrations as they first appeared in 1922, will work its magic on all who read it. For ages 3-7.