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
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.
"Great story, great narrator!"
My daughter liked when the hair horse told the Velveteen Rabbit that he is real.
He was a good emotive reader.
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