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Posted by Tom, August 2, 2016

Take a look inside our newly illustrated edition of The Velveteen Rabbit – the first Nosy Crow Classic

Next month we are incredibly proud to be publishing a brand new edition of The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams – a treasured classic, revisited for a new generation with heartwarming illustrations from Sarah Massini. And you can take a look inside our beautiful new edition of the book for the first time today.

Margery Williams’ classic tale is the first in a new series of highly collectible Nosy Crow Classics. Created with lavish illustrations, these beautiful books will bring old favourites 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:

You can read a great blogpost by the book’s editor on how we created this new edition of The Velveteen Rabbit here. The book will be in shops in September – you can find out more here. And if you’d like to stay up-to-date with all of our book news, you can sign up to our books newsletter with the form below.