I just started reading this story to my son (I'd actually never read it before), and I couldn't help but think about quilting. The rabbit's quest to become Real sounds a lot like what happens to some of our well-loved quilts; particularly those that are gifted.
If you've never read it, please do, it's a charming story (so far anyway, I hope this isn't like Bambi), which made me feel even better about the quilts I've given away, particularly to children.
If you have read it, don't tell me how it ends. My son and I probably won't finish it for a few days. :)