This Best Selling Book by Mr. Rogers is pocket sized and full of huge love, kindness, and wisdom.
A timeless collection of wisdom on love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty from the beloved PBS series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
Makes a great gift and/or addition to any coffee table, desk, or bathroom.
Buy one to enjoy — or buy a few and give them away to help spread kindness and love in the world because that’s what we are all about.
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From The Publisher
A gem of a book . . . timeless and insightful
Makes a wonderful little gift
- Invitingly priced mini book makes a wonderful little gift for a loved one or for yourself.
- Tuck it in your purse, tote, or desk drawer for inspiration on the go or in the workplace.
- Miniature hardcover volume comes with a dust jacket and a red ribbon bookmark.
Pearls of wisdom
''Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort.''
''Solitude is different from loneliness, and it doesn't have to be a lonely kind of thing.''
''Understanding love is one of the hardest things in the world.''
Quotes and anecdotes
• Mister Rogers talks about courage, love, inner discipline, and, of course, about being good neighbors as citizens of the world.
About Wisdom from The World According to Mister Rogers:
- Filled with quotes and anecdotes from Mister Rogers.
- Hardcover mini book with dust jacket and ribbon marker.
- 80 pages.
- Mini book measures 3-1/4'' wide x 4'' high.
“Every message is infused with a simplicity and sincerity that any child could understand, as when he describes September 11 as “what some people do when they don’t know anything else to do with their anger.” But ultimately the book isn’t for kids, it’s for adults who watched the show as children—and reminds readers that before we learned everything we needed to know in kindergarten, or had our first taste of chicken soup for the soul, Rogers taught valuable lessons about playing make-believe, keeping one’s promises, finding strength through helping others and not being afraid to cry.” – Publisher’s Weekly
From Publishers Weekly
When he died in early 2003, Rogers was one of the most recognizable (and beloved) people on television, even though Mister Rogers' Neighborhood had actually stopped production a few years earlier. This small volume collects many of his writings-from songs he wrote for the show to his acceptance speech at the Television Hall of Fame-organized around themes like "The Courage to Be Yourself" and "We Are All Neighbors." The format is occasionally tantalizing: When he said, "I'm proud of you for the times you came in second, or third, or fourth, but what you did was the best you had ever done," was he talking to his TV neighbors, or to one of his own children? The few biographical hints his writings offer about the show's origins and his personal life, plus an introductory reminiscence by his widow, may leave many readers eager for a full biography. Every message is infused with a simplicity and sincerity that any child could understand, as when he describes September 11 as "what some people do when they don't know anything else to do with their anger." But ultimately the book isn't for kids, it's for adults who watched the show as children-and reminds readers that before we learned everything we needed to know in kindergarten, or had our first taste of chicken soup for the soul, Rogers taught valuable lessons about playing make-believe, keeping one's promises, finding strength through helping others and not being afraid to cry.
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About the Author
Known as "America's Favorite Neighbor," Fred Rogers dedicated his life to serving children through public television as creator, composer, and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. He studied at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Child Development and was ordained a Presbyterian minister, with the unique charge of working with children and families through television. Fred Rogers' relentless commitment to all that is best in people led to an astonishing array of honors, from induction into the Television Hall of Fame to the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Fred Rogers passed away in February 2003.
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood first debuted in 1968 on PBS and for over forty years has defined television at its finest.