Tuesday, April 26, 2016

V: 'Velveteen Rabbit' and the Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Yes, I have quite the collection of children's books.  I even have my story book from the 1950's.  'The Velveteen Rabbit' was chosen for the letter 'V' because I had no other work I could use.  Again, it is an illustrated edition which is so important when reading to children.  The book was first published in 1922.    Toys that talk?  Of course!


Village at Grand Traverse Commons.  Take an old sanitarium from the 1800's and bring it into the 21st Century and you have the Village.  I have not visited since it has been completed.  When I was last there I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Stella and some shops were open.  If you are staying in Traverse City or the area, it is a must-see.


  1. I had to read from The Velveteen Rabbit in acting class in college. Good experience for doing school visits and bookstore events as an author, I guess!

  2. I don't remember reading the Velveteen Rabbit but perhaps I should.

  3. I'm looking forward to reading to grandchildren rather than just showing pictures. Sadly I have only one of my own childhood books left, but it's a precious one.

  4. Ah yes, The Velveteen Rabbit. One of the classics!

  5. Definately a classic! Loved this book!
    @AllysePanaro from
    The Frog Lady

  6. I have actually never read the Velveteen Rabbit... I guess it is not part of the Hungarian children's canon...

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary

  7. Not a book I know. Do you read these to Charlie?

    1. We read the book today. He gets antsy with me, but his Mom reads to him every night.

  8. I loved the Velveteen Rabbit; always had to hold back tears when reading it to the kids.


  9. I have never read the book but it sounds great and reminds me of Toy Story. This is great that they used thiese old buildings for something new. I'm glad it wasn't torn down


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