""There were other things in the stocking ... but the Rabbit was quite the best. For at least two hours the Boy loved him."
But then the Velveteen Rabbit begins a downward spiral, as other, fancier, more modern toys overtake the Boy's attention.
However, one day the Rabbit asks the key question "What is REAL?" The Skin Horse answers wisely "Real isn't how you are made. 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."
So, in the end, love makes the Velveteen Rabbit real, and he plays with all the other rabbits in the woods, because of the boy who loved so completely.
Gorgeously illustrated by Charles Santore, this "classic edition" is wonderful addition to the many variations of the classic tale by Margery Williams.
" John Orman said.