There are various books starting with the letter V but I could not visualise a post without this valuable vintage classic:
The Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams
illustrated by William Nicholson
A classic story that will never get old. This endearing story will continue to touch young and old for generations to come as everyone has room in their heart for a favorite toy. The original illustrations done in pen and using three colors ( green , yellow and pink) reflect the time well.
An author and illustrator:
An indoor cat explores the outdoors and realizes that it is not at all as he imagined. He soon finds out that home is where he belongs. Beautiful illustrations drawn with humour.