Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : Audio Book
The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

Spring 2006 Audio Book
Ages: All Ages
CD Price: $14.95
The beloved story of Margery William’s The Velveteen Rabbit has never lost its popularity. With delivery that is true and full of life, Kathryn Popham treats listeners to her tender rendition of this classic story. Listener young and old will rarely tire of hearing this tale.

“What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?” “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.”

Popham’s six original songs are interspersed between the story segments and repeated after the story’s conclusion.

Dr. Flora Joy   ©2006 Parents' Choice
Flora has been described as a “founder” in the world of storytelling. The following are a few examples of programs or events that she began: (1) Storytelling World, an international journal for which Flora has continued to serve as editor since its first issue in the 1980s. This journal is currently part of NSN’s Storytelling Magazine. (2) The Annual Storytelling Resource Awards Program, (3) The National Storytelling Youth Olympics, and (4) The Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling at ETSU (where she taught for 41 years and is currently a Professor Emeritus). She has won many prestigious awards, including NSN’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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