Margery Williams's the Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real
Margery Williams. Atheneum Books, $17.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-689-84134-7
Lou Fancher sensitively adapts Margery Williams's The Velveteen Rabbit, illus. by Steve Johnson and Fancher, while maintaining the magic of the original. The inviting oil paintings ingeniously portray the boy's toy rabbit with button eyes, shaped like those of the real rabbits living in the nearby woods; as the stuffed rabbit is transformed by love, the artists seem to inject animation into its eyes, depicting its metamorphosis into a living, breathing being.
Reviewed on: 10/01/2002