[DWJ] Big Bad Read

shawyer at mail.utexas.edu shawyer at mail.utexas.edu
Fri Jun 23 11:39:57 EDT 2006


I always felt the same way about The Velveteen Rabbit, because the ending seemed
to me cruel, and not fair at all to the rabbit, who loved and was loved.
Sue


Quoting rohina at shaw.ca:

> I can't talk about it. Really. All I have is a memory of being
> incredibly upset, and I've never been able to reread it to find out what
> the problem is.
>
> robyn
>
> Otter Perry wrote:
>
> >
> > On Thursday, June 22, 2006, at 07:03 PM, rohina at shaw.ca wrote:
> >
> >> My other traumatic childhood book is The Velveteen Rabbit - have a
> >> total and
> >> utter ban on it in my children's lit classes. Someone always brings
> >> it up, and I
> >> have to tell them they are not allowed to discuss it.
> >
> >
> > Why?
> >
> > I came to The Velveteen Rabbit in my 40s as the result of seeing
> > a documentary on TV called "The Skin Horse."  [It was a fascinating
> > program about the sexuality of the disabled.]
> >
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