A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The Poetry of Mister Rogers
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Author(s): Fred Rogers
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Mar 19, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (1.38 hours)
Product Number: Z100149740
Released: Apr 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781683691815
Publisher: Quirk Books
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Description

The New York Times Best Seller 

F
or the first time ever, 75 beloved songs from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and The Children's Corner are collected in this charming treasury, sure to be cherished by generations of children as well as the millions of adults who grew up with Mister Rogers. The audiobook includes the iconic song Won't You Be My Neighbor, music and lyrics by Fred 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.

Music and lyrics by Fred M. Rogers, with permission of the Fred Rogers Company.

Professional reviews

"Narrators John Lithgow and Kate Mulgrew alternately share poems and songs created by Fred Rogers for his long-standing television show. Rogers's messages affirm children and give voice to the myriad feelings, good and bad, that all people feel from time to time. Wonder, joy, questions, exploration, outsides and insides, a new baby, one-of-a-kindness, needs emotional and material are examples of the breadth of Rogers's words. Lithgow's voice has its own richness, reminiscent of Rogers's own. His tone is firm and straightforward. When his voice expresses the anger of a poem, for example, he soon becomes calm as the anger fades. Kate Mulgrew is equally genuine and sets a pace for children's consideration of each message. A.R. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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