The first book in our series of Nosy Crow Classics, our edition of this treasured classic is a truly incredibly book. Printed on creamy, heavy Munken paper, bound in intricately foil-stamped wibalin cloth, and jacketed with a beautifully foiled cover, this is a stunning object and a wonderful gift.
And we have a very limited number of copies signed by the illustrator, available for sale.
Using the original text by Margery Williams, revisited for a new generation with heartwarming illustrations from Sarah Massini, this beautiful book brings an old favourite to a new generation.
When the Velveteen Rabbit first arrives in the nursery, he is snubbed by the other toys. But the Rabbit soon makes friends with the Skin Horse who explains how toys can become “real”, if only they are loved enough.
The Velveteen Rabbit longs for this to happen until, one day, he finds that he is Boy’s very favourite toy. They play together through a long, golden summer and, even though Rabbit becomes shabbier and shabbier, he becomes “real” to the boy who loves him so much. The rabbits in the garden think otherwise – how can Rabbit be real when can’t leap and hop?
Here’s a look inside the book: