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You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood

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4.36  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  10 reviews
A heartwarming picture book that celebrates the work of Mister Rogers and carries on his legacy of kindness
 
Mister Rogers is one of the most beloved television personalities, but before he was the man who brought us Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was just little Freddie Rogers. Though he was often sick and had trouble making friends as a child, his mom and grandfather e
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published August 6th 2019 by Harry N. Abrams
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Anna
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, prek-books
What a lovely book. I almost cried a few times, but not because it was sad (although a couple times it was sad), but because those moments were precious and I felt "the feels". Fred Rogers was an amazing human and I loved reading this book. I learned more about him, especially with the biography at the end which I highly enjoyed, and I love his philosophy of kindness and learning to share your feelings through music, puppets, whatever it may be in a nonviolent way. The illustrations are wonderfu ...more
Lynn
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Aimee Reid's deliberate simple prose reflects that used by Fred Rogers in his wonderful children's program and brings a clear sense of Rogers, his childhood, and his ground-breaking work. Matt Phelan does a glorious job of matching that with his lovely evocative illustrations focused on the red-sweatered Rogers.

Author and Illustrator Notes, and additional biographical information and bibliography round out the excellent back matter.

On a personal note here, I raised my two sons in the late 70's -
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Jenn
This is the perfect time for this book, between the "Won't you be my neighbor?" 2018 documentary and the 2019 Tom Hanks "A beautiful day in the neighborhood" movie. The illustrations are soft (pencil and watercolor). It is a nice background into Freddie's childhood. You meet his grandfather McFeeley as well as his neighbor Mama Bell Frampton. Even children and adults who dont know Mister Roger's or Daniel Tiger can learn and fall in love with him from this book. From relating to his experiences ...more
Mandy
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Childrens picture book biography. This is the story of Fred Rogers, of Mr. Rogers fame. I did not watch Mr. Rogers as a kid but am currently watching a lot of Daniel Tiger with my toddler, which is kind of a spinoff. Fred was a child that was often sick, which led to him spending a lot of time alone and also tobeing bullied. To cope with his feelings, he turned to puppets and playing the piano. He also listened to his mother's advice to "look for the people who are helping". He had a close relat ...more
Earl
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
The world will be a better place if more people knew about Mister Fred Rogers. This picture book biography is a wonderful introduction to a man whose words and talents have made so many feel like they belong somewhere for being just who they are.
Awjtf
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Loved this book!
Alyssa Gudenburr
A beautiful story about Mr. Rodgers and His Neighborhood! This story is on the long side but would make a great read one-on-one story for elementary children.
Sarah
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is incredibly sweet and simple. Perfect for younger readers and listeners.
Zi Wang
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
funny and heart-warming
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