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Summary

A timeless classic - one of Jacqueline Wilson's Top Ten Books to Read Aloud. This is the story of the Velveteen Rabbit's journey towards becoming real - through the love of a child …

This gentle, beautiful recording is perfect for bedtime. It includes a story reading, soundtrack, and a song, all voiced by Samuel West.

©2007 Elizabeth Banks (illustration), Barry Gibson (music and songs) (P)2007 Egmont UK Limited

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A dated, gentle story

This is a classic which is starting to show its age, rather like the worn velveteen rabbit himself. A very gentle story with bags of imagination about the secret life of toys, suitable for young children (though some references might need to be explained). Samuel West, as always, does a wonderful job with his skilful and emotive narration. The story itself lasts for 28 minutes, including the frequent over-loud but pleasant musical intervals.

The remainder is a reading of the modern addendum from a printed version of the book, including discussion of the original 1922 drawings which are presumably included in the picturebook version. So this second section isn't so successful - though it does include a rather delightful song about old toys sung by the talented West.

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Extremely short book.

It references for you to look at pictures in the book so I don't think this works very well as an audio book but the story was sweet and simple.

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deep and up high just/only the right, senses!!

could say is the right book to listen in case you get stuck in this process of life!!!
love the book💯💯💯🤭🤭🤭😉😉😉🥳🥳🥳😅😅😅😅😅

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It is meant to have the illustrated book with it

Soothingly read by Samuel West, but the narration is meant to go with the illustrated book. Lovely to have Sam West reading it if you have the book - otherwise it would be very frustrating for a child not to be able to see the pictures.

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Childhood

enchanting says it all
now in my library
Try and share
old toys long lasting impression

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  • 07-02-20

Music was distracting

Loved the story, loved the narration, but the musical interludes and the "filler" at the end were unessecary.

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  • Jeffrey Thomas Gilbert
  • 24-12-20

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A wonderful story with lessons to learn for children and adults.

I truly enjoyed listening to it.

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  • 29-02-12

Great story, great narrator!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Velveteen Rabbit?

My daughter liked when the hair horse told the Velveteen Rabbit that he is real.

What does Samuel West bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He was a good emotive reader.