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{La Petite Magazine} Sayer’s Book Corner # 9

All curled & cozy in bed while reading bunny books- does it get any better? With Easter right around the corner, we have been diving into my vintage pile of rabbit books for some hopping adventures. Sayer’s all chilled out & reading Whitman Giant Tell-A-Tale Book: Peter Rabbit, illustrated by Rod Ruth (1963). Let’s hop down memory lane & check out  a few more… 
 Wonder Books
Sonny the Lucky Bunny, pictures by Art Seiden (1952) & The Hungry Bunny, pictures by Bea Rabin Seiden (1951)

Little Golden Books
Duck and his Friends pictures by Richard Scarry (1949) & Rabbit and his Friends by Richard Scarry (1953)

One of my all time favorite books is, The Velveteen Rabbit  by Margery Williams. I still think about this book when I’m making plush critters in my studio & wonder if a child will ever make my creations real. 

“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become REAL. It doesn’t happen all at once. You become. It takes a long time. Generally, by the time you are REAL, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are REAL you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” (page 17)

Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend! 

You can view all of Sayer’s Book Corner at La Petite Magazine as well – #9 is here.