Thirty Days of Thanks for Books – Day 8

Velveteen Rabbit“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.'” ~ The Skin Horse

For the month of November, I’d like to give thanks to some of my favorite books.  Key word being some because unfortunately there isn’t enough days to honor all the books I love.  So I’ve issued myself the challenge to do thirty days of thanks for books… and today I am thankful for…

Day 8 – Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Out of all my children’s book the Velveteen Rabbit is hands-down on of my all-time favorites.  It’s a tale about a stuffed bunny who comes to life, befriends a wise old Skin Horse, and learns the power of love.   I can’t even count the ways I am thankful for this book.  The illustrations (amazing), the message it sends, how relevant it was to me as a child because of my massive collection of stuffed animals, my love of animals, how even just thinking about it I still tear up…  I love this book with all my heart and am so thankful for it!  Oh dear, where’s the tissues!  Gah!


2 thoughts on “Thirty Days of Thanks for Books – Day 8

    1. I agree 100%! Aw, it makes me so happy you read it to your kids. I’m sure they loved that. I know I did when my mom read to me. I don’t know if I can read this one to our future kids tho… will need a box of tissues nearby haha 🙂

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