The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

The Velveteen Rabbit is a children novel written by Margery Williams. It chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit toy and his quest to become real through the love of his owner.

The book was first published in 1922 and was illustrated by William Nicholson but since then it has been republished many times with fabulous new illustrations made by talented artists all over the world. The above images are creations of  Japanese illustrator Komako Sakai whose distinctive sensitive ‘velveteen style’ is just a perfect expression for this tale.

And this is a beautifully animated video of the story read by unique Meryl Streep.

A great idea for a wonderful weekend morning for grown-ups or their children…

Remark (18.05.2015) – I’ve just noticed that unfortunately the free video on youtube is no longer available. However, if willing to buy it, visit the official site of the publisher – There are also many other stories told by famous actors.