The Velveteen Rabbit

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Family film lacks frills but has sweet message for kids.

G 2009 88 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 3+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
age 6+

Thought provoking

Three generations enjoyed this well produced and acted movie. My six yr old daughter asked appropriate questions about the meaning of the "fire" (as a symbol of death and a fever) but was a bit sad when she realized that the boy's mother had passed away. It was clear that a lot of thoughts were going through her mind after watching this.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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