The World According to Mister Rogers

The World According to Mister Rogers

Important Things to Remember

Large Print - 2004
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"Known as ""America's favorite neighbor,"" Fred Rogers dedicated his life to serving children through public television as creator, composer, writer, puppeteer, and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. An enduring presence in American homes for over 30 years, Fred Rogers' plainspoken wisdom continues to guide and comfort many. This inspiring collection of stories, anecdotes, and insights distills the legacy and singular worldview of this beloved American figure."
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2004, 2003.
ISBN: 9780786263295
Branch Call Number: 170.44 R725a
Characteristics: 221 p. ; 23 cm.


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ksoles Aug 29, 2014

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. ”

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say "It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem." Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”

Though I do not have many heroes, I challenge anyone to look at Fred McFeely Rogers and not see a wonderful role model for both children and adults. Mr. Rogers faced every difficulty, every triumph with love and compassion, always displaying a genuine belief in charity and tolerance. "The World According to Mr. Rogers" compiles a selection of essays that captures Rogers's persona and reminds readers of his warm, caring voice.

The collection includes Rogers's acceptance speech from his induction into the Television Hall Of Fame, discussions about courage, lyrics to various songs on his program and a plea to center our society around the needs of children. Always, his message to the individual remains: I am proud of you. You are special. It's ok to be yourself. The book has a straightforward, direct style with few words per page, making it easy to read aloud and enhancing its universal relevance. A fitting tribute to a remarkable human being, one whose advice we can all benefit from following.

Jun 07, 2014

"We need to help people to discover the true meaning of love. Love is generally confused with dependence. Those of us who have grown in true love know that we can love only in proportion to our capacity for independence"-p.89.

The posthumous quote compilation is not sacharrine as I originally thought it was going to be `_`..

CatherineG_1 Sep 18, 2010

This is a great book for a graduation present or a young person starting a new chapter of their life.
It brings forward very simple concepts from childhood and makes them acceptable to adults.
Fred Rogers' wife wrote an introduction to the book and talked about how this very simple man never was one for the spotlight.
She also mentioned how he garnered his bits of wisdom.

Mar 27, 2007

I had no idea what a spiritual person Mister Rogers was. His compassion is inspiring!

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