The Velveteen Rabbit is a fairy tale about a little boy and his soft, stuffed velvetten rabbit. The boy falls sick and when he recovers his family is instructed to burn all of his old sheets and anything that was with him when he was sick...including the rabbit. Luckily, some sort of fairy (godrabbit?) turns the velvetten rabbit into a real rabbit, and he scampers off to make a litter of rabbit babies.