He sleeps with a rotation of stuffed animals but he is never without his “kitty.” Tonight as I was tucking him in, he told me, “Kitty is real. She’s a real kitty. She’s a REAL cat.” I said, “Oh really? Wow. What’s her name?” He answered, “Velveteen.”
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams with illustrations by William Nicholson is another great children’s book that I didn’t read until I was an adult. I read it to j only once or twice over a month ago; I can’t believe he remembers it.