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Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)


The New York Times Best Seller For the first time ever, 75 beloved songs from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and The Children's Corner are collected in this charmingly illustrated treasury, sure to be cherished by generations of children as well as the millions of adults who grew up with Mister 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.--from the publisher

144 pages                       978-1683691136               Ages 3-7

Keywords: songs, performing arts, television show, feelings, Character Building Curriculum, new siblings, social skills, kindness, self esteem, self image, love, bedtime, 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old

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This is the feel good book of all the feel good books. Everyone needs a copy of this book and when you have a down day, flip to a random page and read. Even the poems about being lonely and sad uplifted me. But, this girl adores Mr. Rogers. The book is a collection of the lyrics to 75 songs composed by our beloved children’s-television personality.

This is a must for teachers, (I mean pre k through college teachers), parents and caregivers who wish to search out a specific song to introduce (or reinforce) a discussion about a typical experience or difficulty. The poems encourage a strong sense of self worth, as do those that reassure young children that they can manage their emotions as they continue to learn and grow.

You won’t find this a book to read from beginning to end, rather this is a resource that invites casual browsing. Unfortunately, without the melodies, some of the poems lack obvious rhythm. That is my only negative take on the book’s potential appeal as a general poetry collection. Flowers’ illustrations are active and feature characters from the iconic television show as well as vignettes of young children and spot drawings of everyday objects.
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