You Are My Friend

You Are My Friend

The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood

Picture Book - 2019
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"Mister Rogers is one of the most beloved television personalities ever, but before he was the man who brought us "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", he was just little Freddie Rogers. You Are My Friend tells how Fred was a sickly and lonely child. At school, he was bullied and had trouble making friends and expressing his feelings. His parents and grandparents encouraged Fred to ask for help and explore his world. When Fred grew up he became a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness, and he realized that he could spread his message through television. His simple message still resonates with us today: 'There's no person in the world like you and I like you just the way you are.' Outside of recent news, You Are My Friend will endure because of its smart writing, focus, and gentle homage to a very popular, kind, understated, good soul and role model"--
Publisher: New York :, Abrams Books for Young Readers,, [2019]
ISBN: 9781419736179
Branch Call Number: E 921 RO
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Phelan, Matt - Illustrator


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Sep 21, 2019

Our children grew up with Mr Rogers in the 80's. This gentle story about this gentle man made me all weepy. I feel so lucky that my boys were raised in an age/era that allowed Mr. Rogers to be the wonderful friend of so many lucky, lucky children. 'You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood' is a testament to that. It's sad that young children today aren't exposed to his gentle honesty and integrity, in an era when they need it most.

We lived in Pittsburgh for a while, before all the airport hoopla do's and don't's we have now. Once, while waiting for my husband with the boys, we met Mr Rogers. He was patient, lovely, gentle and kind to my star-struck children. I am still in awe of him and share audiotapes (yes, audiotapes) of his musical messages with our grandchildren.

ArapahoeJen Aug 28, 2019

A beautiful biography geared for 4-99, as it is a little wordy of one of my childhood heroes.


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