Inspired by The Velveteen Rabbit, this adorable gift book celebrates friendship, loyalty, and everlasting love. It's the perfect present for both children and adults, a warm read-aloud for those who enjoyed Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar, and a thoughtful choice for year-round gift-giving.
When it's dark and when it's sunny, I will always be your bunny.
If the world feels like a muddle, come on over for a cuddle.
In this adorable and heartwarming celebration of love, the loyal and steadfast Velveteen Rabbit shares all the ways he'll be there for you—in good times and bad. Written in sweet rhyming couplets, this beautifully illustrated gift book is sure to bring a smile to any reader. Ideal for a Valentine's gift, an Easter basket stuffer, a big moment such as the first day of school or graduation, and even a wedding present for bridesmaids or the happy couple, here is a thoughtful way to tell those closest to you that your love will always be Real.
And be sure to personalize your gift by filling in the bookplate at the front of the book.
"Ideal for sharing one-on-one"—Kirkus
"Swaney’s simple vignettes radiate affectionate charm. . . . fittingly giftable."—Publishers Weekly
No mention is made of The Velveteen Rabbit beyond the title and a book plate epigraph ("Once you are Real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always"), but the long-eared brown bunny gracing this book's pages accompanies the various characters like that title's beloved companion. Gilbert's sentimental rhyming text rambles through an assortment of assurances: "When it's dark and when it's sunny,/ I will always be your bunny..../ You and me, we never end./ I will always be your friend." Swaney's simple vignettes radiate affectionate charm as different children play with the rabbit in familiar situations: snuggling in bed, waiting out a rainstorm, creating art. Its sweetness can edge into cloying (there's no sign of the original's macabre tone), but its small trim size makes this book fittingly giftable. All ages. \n