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Hello, neighbor! The kind and caring world of Mister Rogers.

by Cordell, Matthew

Format: Kindle Book 2020 2020
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Kindness, caring, and reliance on our neighbors are more important now than ever before. We all need more Mister Rogers in our lives. In difficult times, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood provided a refuge for children and their families alike; a way to understand and talk about what was happening, and find hope for a brighter tomorrow. Groundbreaking in a quiet, generous way, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood introduced a generation of children to the wonders of the world in the comfort of their own living rooms. Fred Rogers took young viewers to art museums, introduced them to different professions, and talked through difficult subjects like losing a loved one, or experiencing parents' divorce, with compassion and reassurance. Share that deep respect, care, and quiet joy in the day-to-day with the only authorized picture book biography of Fred Rogers, lovingly created by Caldecott Medalist Matt Cordell. Lively, colorful illustrations explore Fred Rogers' early life and the events that led him to create his enduring show. Exclusively published archival photographs, provided by Fred Rogers Productions, offer a behind-the-scenes look at this historic show and the people whose hard work made it possible. A brief biography of Mister Rogers and a history of the show is included, as well as a note from author-illustrator Matt Cordell about his inspiration and longtime admiration for Fred Rogers and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Perfect for fans of the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood , starring Tom Hanks, or anyone who wants to bring home the ideals of compassion, kindness, and patience that make us all good neighbors, this captivating picture book should not be missed. A Junior Library Guild Selection
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In what's advertised as the only authorized picture-book biography on the revolutionary creator of children's TV programming, Caldecott medalist Cordell reverently presents Fred Rogers' beginnings, career, and impact on the world. Inspired by his spiritual upbringing and disappointed in the direction that the new TV medium was heading--especially regarding children's entertainment--the young seminarian used his musical and creative talents to conjure a world that respected children's feelings and addressed their experiences with honesty. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood ran from 1968 to 2001, touching countless lives with its message of kindness. Direct quotations from the subject punctuate Cordell's simple narrative, and handwritten song lyrics and word bubbles add to the overall warmth of the work. The illustrations bring home the joy that Rogers brought to families every day. The opening spread gives a bird's-eye view of the model of the show's fictional world, before taking readers on a tour of the producer's life. Kids will pore over the intricate images, done in the author-illustrator's signature style--from portraits of the TV show's different characters to a behind-the-scenes look at the set where all the magic happened. Photos, a visual glossary, further reading, and a detailed summary of his life are included in the back matter. In a crowded field of Mister Rogers books, this gorgeous offering stands apart."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "When readers first see Fred Rogers in this authorized picture book biography, he's an instantly recognizable figure playing his beloved piano; musical notes, hearts, and more pour forth from the instrument. Caldecott Medalist Cordell begins his story on the TV set of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, then circles back to Rogers's youth in Pittsburgh, detailing his loving family and appreciation of music, his sometimes painful childhood ("Fred was shy and often lonely"), and his unexpected discovery of television's possibilities for speaking to children: "He would simply be his honest self." Galleries of portraits include the show's inclusive cast of characters and some eminent guests. Drawings framed like television stills recreate the show's famous opening and closing sequences and capture moments happy, "like visiting the circus," and sad, "like saying goodbye to a beloved pet." Cordell acknowledges the vast audience in front of the television screen--and Rogers's own interest in how things work-- with drawings of children watching in their homes and camera operators maneuvering around the sets. Scribbly lines, soft colors, and earnest storytelling create an open, affectionate atmosphere perfectly in keeping with Rogers's quiet strength and generous heart. Back matter includes photographs and more information. Ages 4--8. Agents: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio and Matthew Shiels, Fred Rogers Productions. (May)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Rogers, Fred Juvenile literature
Rogers, Fred Biography
Mister Rogers' neighborhood (Television program) Juvenile literature
Biography & Autobiography
Juvenile Nonfiction
Performing Arts
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Holiday House2020
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
Requires Amazon Kindle
Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780823448128
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