I’m currently working through a couple of books at the moment, but one is easier to read on my laptop and another is a bulky hardcover which is not ideal to lug around on the commute to work. So I’ve been relying heavily on short stories to entertain me on my way to work.
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.
This was the latest offering for a short read and I have to say, I found it so warming. Perhaps the wind and the rain pelting the side of the train as I travelled home contributed to the cosiness of the book, but there was something so simple and magic about the story.
After initially being discarded into the toy cupboard for a short time, the Rabbit is reunited with the Boy and soon is a constant companion in all his adventures. But when the boy grows sick with Scarlet Fever, the little Rabbit is discarded and it’s easy to imagine that this is where the story ends, however we see more magic and a happy ending.
I don’t want to divulge too much in case you choose to read it, but it’s a delight and is a warm tale with plenty of lessons for both children and adults. I’d recommend this if you have children, or are looking to ignite the feeling of childlike innocence and imagination within yourself.
Star Rating out of 5: 5
‘Once you are real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.’
Until next time fellow bookworms.