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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers

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For the first time ever, 75 beloved songs from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and The Children's Corner are collected in this charmingly illustrated treasury, sure to be cherished by generations of children as well as the millions of adults who grew up with Mister Rogers.

It's you I like.
It's not the things you wear,
It's not the way you do your hair--
But it's you I like.

From funny to sweet, silly to sincere, the lyrics of Mister Rogers explore such universal topics as feelings, new siblings, everyday life, imagination, and more. Through these songs--as well as endearing puppets and honest conversations--Mister Rogers instilled in his young viewers the values of kindness, self-awareness, and self-esteem. But most of all, he taught children that they are loved, just as they are. Perfect for bedtime, sing-along, or quiet time alone, this beautiful book of meaningful poetry is for every child--including the child inside of every one of us.

Author: Fred Rogers
Publisher: Quirk Books
Published: 03/19/2019
Pages: 144
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 8.80h x 7.00w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781683691136
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2019
Publishers Weekly 01/07/2019
Booklist 03/01/2019 pg. 42
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Recommended, Satisfactory

About the Author
Fred Rogers was many things--a minister, a musician, a puppeteer, a television star, a friend to children for generations, and, most of all, a very good neighbor. For over 30 years, he created and hosted the groundbreaking educational television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which worked to instill kindness, self-esteem, and emotional intelligence in his viewers. Fred Rogers received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, among other honors.

Luke Flowers has illustrated over 42 children's books. He enjoys puppeteering, playing banjo, and going on adventures with his wife and three kids in Colorado Springs, Colorado. You can see more of his work at lukeflowerscreative.com.
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