Friday, March 13, 2009

Today's Inspiration: The Velveteen Rabbit

It's 6:15 in the morning and instead of getting ready for work and cleaning my messy room in preparation for my most favorite person in the entire world to visit me this weekend - I'm procrastinating. But, I think this is an acceptable form of procrastination as it comes in the form of beautiful scans from The Velveteen Rabbit. The University of Connecticut sent us 4 carts of wonderful books - and this is the first of a few I plan on sharing! I know this book holds a special place in my childhood (my heart almost exploded when I saw it on the list of books they were sending!!) and I'm sure it does for many others - so I'll stop the yappings and get to the pictures (so I can also get to the tidying!)

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17 comments:

Angelique said...

This book also has special meaning for my childhood... I remembering loving it, but also finding it quite sad. I'd forgotten how interesting the illustrations were, though. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

wonderful!

Diana said...

Childhood memories!! I love this post.

bénédicte said...

This was my favourite book when I was little. These illustrations are simply adorable. <3!

That Hooligan Girl said...

The illustrations are awesome!

ren said...

oh, so lovely.

ZombieLace said...

My heart is melting... I have always had a thing for vintage bunny illustrations, especially from children's books and this is one of my major childhood favorites! I'm sure you know my all-time favorite, the Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, right?

Alyssa said...

Are you a librarian? Your work seems so intriguing!

vintageveggie said...

such a dreamy story!

cras4 said...

that was my favorite book as a child!

jules said...

love love this book.

Diane said...

This is such a neat post; I don't know the specifics of your job but I envy it! I love The Velveteen Rabbit and this post made me happy.

Thank you for sharing!

fash said...

thank you so much for these, it's one of my favourites too.

emma l. cooper said...

your blog is truely wonderful!!! I love these illustrations, The Velveteen Rabbit was my absolute favorite book as a child.

Christines memory said...

Oh, I loved that book. Wish I still had a copy of it.
At least I still have my Winnie the Poo..

"hi, i'm ginny branch and i love love." said...

i loved this book! but i always cried at the end. my stuffed animals and dollies are some of my most precious posessions. as a child i always had a plan on how i would save them all if ever there was a fire.

Shelby said...

I remeber reading this book as a child and being so filled with inspiration. I would pretend four hours that I had my very own velveteen rabbit!

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