Things don’t matter at all, because once you are real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.-The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams
About : The Velveteen Rabbit
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.
The Velveteen Rabbit : Review
This nursery book is the smallest book I have ever read. The values it is meant to devote to its readers is phenomenal. The Author explains the feelings of one for an important person by the sweet story of a doll. The value of a new doll for a boy and how the value for it degrades with time. The same priorities decrease for anyone in one’s life as time passes by. We cannot be the same for anyone even after they mean the world to us. Nobody can control the situations and we waste our time proving our worth, where eventually, things will never change back to old times no matter how much we try.
The people who know us and accept us as we are, are going to understand us in any circumstances and those who don’t understand were never meant to be for us. This is how we move on by accepting changes and rolling with the universe.
In the book, the Velveteen Rabbit worries about his worth will decrease for his owner and ask for help from other dolls. That is when he learns, if there is love then nothing in the world can change that kind of affection towards him, even after he becomes ragged after a few years.
This book has become so close to me and is one of the best books from my classic book collection. I think, there is nothing to hate about this short story.
So, just go and read it!
Book review: 5/5