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Extended Audio Sample The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams Click for printable size audiobook cover
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (99,406 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margery Williams Narrator: Emily Bauer Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545047135
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Given as a Christmas gift to a young boy, the Velveteen Rabbit lives in the nursery with all the other toys, waiting for the day when the boy will choose the wisest resident of the nursery, who reveals the goal of all nursery toys: to be made “real” through the love of a human. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The beloved tale of the stuffed bunny who becomes real.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Among the many toys in the nursery, a stuffed, velveteen rabbit becomes the favorite and well-loved companion of a little boy who receives it in his Christmas stocking… In this timeless classic story, the velveteen rabbit learns the true meaning of what it is to be real.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Though the fanciful story…continues to resonate in recounting that ever-occurring incidence of a child's beloved toy that is finally abandoned.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Williams’ 1922 classic remains a read-aloud standard thanks to the way big themes of life, death, and change weave through its seemingly small and largely familiar domestic events.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ahmad Worthy | 1/31/2014

    " With all the warmth and magic of the original, this specially abridged adaptation tells the classic story of a toy rabbit's longing to become real. I like this story because it bring a sense of imagination to the reader to be able to predict what happens next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 1/23/2014

    " I know this is a children's book, but it was free on Kindle so I downloaded it to read to my son last week. I remember reading it as a child, but forgot what a truly heartwarming and sweet story this is. I'll admit there were a few tears at the end of it. Now that I'm a mom there is something especially touching in the story of a sweet toy rabbit who just wants to be loved by the little boy and be made real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 1/18/2014

    " my favorite book as a child "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnnie-lynn | 1/13/2014

    " oh to be real <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Augustus --Louisville KY | 1/12/2014

    " This was one of my absolute favorites as a child. I haven't read it to my students yet, but definitely will. It is a great story about the love a boy has for his stuffed rabbit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy.322 | 12/31/2013

    " This book has sentimental value for me. My English teacher my senior year gave this to me as a graduation gift. She was my favorite teacher in highschool! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kasey Taube | 12/8/2013

    " One of my Favorite Children's books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra | 11/13/2013

    " Love is grand. It is amazing how love can change and redeem. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 11/13/2013

    " This book reminds me of my young son and his favorite stuffed toy. To him, the toy is "real" and it goes everywhere he goes. This is a very heartwarming tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melinda Garman | 10/19/2013

    " Love this story! I think it would just be a great book to teach your students how they need to pay attention to context-clues while reading the story to build comprehension. I would recommend this story for K-3rd grade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 10/7/2013

    " One of the best children's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rivkah. | 8/25/2013

    " It wasn't my most favorite version of the tale, but it was decent, and I didn't care for the illistrations at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 C-chan | 3/16/2013

    " There is something so heartwarming and yet slightly heartbreaking about becoming Real, and it always makes me cherish this story every time I read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruthie Jones | 4/4/2010

    " I read this over and over when I was a child. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camille Baird | 12/1/2009

    " One of my all time favorite childrens books. a great reminder to think about what life is really all about. Be real! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomi Mcilvaine | 10/18/2009

    " The older you get the sadder it becomes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista | 9/1/2009

    " I love this book, it shows that when you feel loved, it makes all the difference in the world. I still cry reading this to my daughter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Clayton | 7/25/2009

    " My favorite book as a child! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 5/9/2009

    " Another classic that belongs on every child's bookshelf, although this one is not in my top ten. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 PastAllReason | 7/19/2008

    " Admittedly read for about the 1,000th time, but still one of my favourite children's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara L. | 3/20/2008

    " Even if you read this as a child, go back and read it again. SO much wisdom contained in this "children's" book. I cry every time I read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vanessa | 6/22/2007

    " I know everybody loves this book, but I've always found it creepy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hayley Cooper | 4/22/2007

    " Sweet, sweet story. Timeless, priceless wisdom! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc | 1/9/2007

    " Loved this very much as a child. "

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