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The Velveteen Rabbit
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Published: February 13, 2007
© 2007 - 2019 coffinberry
"Little Rabbit," she said, "don't you know who I am?"

The Rabbit looked up at her, and it seemed to him that he had seen her face before, but he couldn't think where.

"I am the nursery magic Fairy," she said. "I take care of all the playthings that the children have loved. When they are old and worn out and the children don't need them any more, then I come and take them away with me and turn them into Real."

"Wasn't I Real before?" asked the little Rabbit.

"You were Real to the Boy," the Fairy said, "because he loved you. Now you shall be Real to every one."



Excerpt from
The Velveteen Rabbit
or
How Toys Become Real
by Margery Williams
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Visitor257's avatar
They should make a film of this classic with the rules of Toy Story.
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grazatt's avatar
Ok I have a question about the Skin Horse. He said  "The Boy's Uncle made me Real," So how come he was still a toy and not a real horse out in a field somewhere?
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Also, trying to give credit to a talented artist isn't wrong. Stealing in any form is. Period. It doesn't matter if this has been going on forever, it's wrong! So go hide in your hole of justification. Coffinberry had every right to know, so did her followers when she lied and said they spent hours making these images. We're getting ready to release another 17 stolen images that Kerin said she made herself. That's fraud and just dirty business.
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SunnyAir I have my facts straight minion. It's stolen, she specified to link back to her, Kerin said that SHE made it. Pretty open and shut.
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This image has been stolen by the Admin, Kerin, at I Am A Mother To An Angel. She's been profiting of thefts like these, scamming the bereaved families, and hides under the guise of helping people. She has claimed these as her art. Please don't let her get away with it. If you click each image she states they are hers. Can we do anything to prove this is your artwork?
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SunnyAir|Hobbyist Digital Artist
dazeaustin, get your facts straight.  This image may very well be the original creation of coffinberry but there is no watermark or anything else on it.  It could have been going around the internet for years with absolutely no credit at all.  Unfair? Probably.  But that is the nature of the Internet.  To blame Kerin for allowing a graphic made with this image as the background *when she didn't even create the graphic herself and the person who did has apologized* is just absurd.  You haters will latch onto anything at all, won't you?  I'm really sorry for coffinberry also as she did not bring any of this upon herself.  Please do us all a favor and work on your own life, work and family instead of grasping at straws to get back at someone who has done absolutely nothing to you.
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coffinberry|Hobbyist Digital Artist
There doesn't need to be a watermark, there's already a copyright on the image and all of my licensing is set to not allow anyone 'free use' of this image. I've had this image stolen many times, I know how to handle this, thank you.
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coffinberry|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have the original files, and the upload date here states when It was uploaded. This isn't the first time it's been stolen.
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Lulumewtrainer|Student Traditional Artist
How I loved that book :iconwhistleplz:
I always felt the story had some wonderfully odd quality to it. It's hard for me to explain^^
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Canine-scratch|Professional Digital Artist
i have this book .A. Brings back so many memories <3333
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Isaias-Yori's avatar
I remember watching the animated version and it made me so sad to see the toys burned and the rabbit crying. One of the absolute best stories EVER. :]
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nekosoraneko|Hobbyist General Artist
That book made me cry... multiple times. Still does...
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GoHumansGo|Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHHHH F***CK NO!!!! YOU DID NOT JUST DO THAT!!!! Omg, I love you. I do. I want to marry you. I love the Velveteen Rabbit! It was my absolute favorite story when I was little!!! Oh my goodness, I had thought people had forgeton te poor bunny...

Thank you thank you for making this, its so wonderful! ^_^
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Outlander1621's avatar
I love bunnies sooooo much! this is very cute <3
I love it!
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AshleyWilbur's avatar
So this photo was part of a calendar in 1996, is it yours? I want one of the calendars...

Ashley Wilbur
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coffinberry|Hobbyist Digital Artist
What? No. I drew this back in 2006 or 2007. Where did you see this calendar?
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[link]

I found your photo and started searching around for a larger format (I have chosen this to be the theme for my babies room when she is born) I want to hang it poster size as the centerpiece. Anyway, all I could find was this (link above). I actually found it elswhere first [link] . It took me a little while to find that it was yours. I just love it thats all. Thanks!

Ash
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coffinberry|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for telling me this, I'm going to look into this.
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Retiquis's avatar
I saw this and almost started to cry...
That's kind of a really sad picture.
; ^;
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Torafox|Hobbyist Digital Artist
The velveteen rabbit is my all time favorite book. Thank you so much for illustrating a picture of it! It's beautifully rendered!

Keep up the great work!
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SketchaMPM's avatar
I almost teared up when I saw this. I love it.
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Bellia-25's avatar
SO cute an beautiful. I love the sky and the border.
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viridianeye's avatar
This is not the kind of art I usually see, but I'm so glad I did! It's so adorable!! :+fav:
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coffinberry|Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, thanks! yeah i DO do varied works, it just doesn't always show in my gallery :3
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