The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

cheerbear11 By cheerbear11, 29th Jun 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This is an book review about the The Velveteen Rabbit. I have always loved The Velveteen Rabbit ever since I was a little girl. The book is all about learning to be real with each other.

The Velveteen Rabbit: Learning to be Real With One Another

“What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?”
“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 your 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.”

- Take that small part of a story and turn it into a human situation. Have you been “loved” by someone for the way you dress, the people you hang out with and or how much money you have? Could you do that to someone else, would you? A simple children’s book is teaching us all a lesson. How to love, you love someone for WHO they are; you don’t “love” someone for WHAT they are.


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My favorite TV shows are Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons. I will write alot of poetry for this site. I will also write alot of articles about Mental Health Disorders

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