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Chock-full of the wisdom, wit, and whimsy that have made Mister Rogers a beloved friend to so many, this Miniature Edition™ is the perfect gift for any graduate -- or a nostalgic homecoming for anyone who's ever "visited" the Neighborhood....

Title : You Are Special: Neighborly Wit And Wisdom From Mister Rogers
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ISBN : 9780762412471
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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You Are Special: Neighborly Wit And Wisdom From Mister Rogers Reviews

  • Sara
    2019-04-02 23:10

    It is like parenting vitamin C.

  • Geri
    2019-03-24 23:05

    I loved this book! I grew up watching Mr. Rogers and was so glad that my daughter got a chance to watch the show, too.At the beginning of the audio book, the tinkling of the piano keys in a familiar tune brought a lump to my throat, then Mr. Rogers started narrating. For the next hour and a half, I was alternating between being an adult listening to a book and being a child watching my favorite TV show.The content of the book itself is a guide for parents when it comes to raising children that are confident and well-adjusted. The second I was done listening, I sent my daughter a message that she needed to listen to it, too. I'd recommend this book to new parents, parents of older children, and anyone that would love to hear Mr. Rogers tell them one more time that they are special.

  • Christina
    2019-04-15 04:23

    This book of quotes is a like a box of jelly beans. It is too sweet to be consumed in one sitting. There are a lot of sweet quotes in here, and the lyrics to some of Mr. Roger's popular songs for kids. This would make a wonderful gift to an expecting couple or young parents. There is a lot of wisdom here about feelings, creativity, love and learning from a man who dedicated his life to children. I had several "a-ha" moments reading this book and marked quite a few of these quotes as important to remember in daily life.

  • Carol
    2019-03-21 23:59

    wonderful little book. Had the chance to here Speedy Deliveryman Mr McFeeley speak at a conference in 2007. He shared this wonderful book with us. Quotes from Mr Rogers to live by."I really think that everybody, every day, should be able to feel some success."Charming.

  • Sarah Sammis
    2019-03-24 22:59

    It's another one of those mini books. This one came in a gift bag. Fred Rogers just isn't my cup of tea.

  • Sasha
    2019-03-31 00:05

    A sweet compilation of quotes by Mr. Rogers on children, parents, and the nature of growth. I found few quotes relatable (as I have no kids), but it was a nice, light-hearted read.

  • Melinda
    2019-03-20 21:57

    There's something nostalgic for me to hear Mr. Rogers' voice -in this short book, his soothing, calming tones relate good sensible advice on raising strong, loved children, while reciting the lyrics to his popular tunes, the very reasons I loved watching his program when I was little. It was interesting to get glimpses into his early childhood education background, his beginnings in children's television production as well as the ministry. With all of his sound suggestions and his great love of children, it is easy to believe that Mr. Rogers practices what he preaches.

  • Tony Wolfe
    2019-03-27 04:17

    Mr. Rogers has been an inspiration to countless people through the years. This book is collection of some of his thoughts and sayings. Heavily rooted in child psychology.

  • Drew Weatherton
    2019-04-07 04:59

    Mr. Rogers was the man.

  • Emma
    2019-03-27 04:16

    I, like many of my generation, grew up watching the program, "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood." It gave me a safe and protected feeling whenever I watched it. And this collection of quotes from the host of the show gave me that same feeling. My Dad was the one who first suggested I read this, and I'm glad he did. I enjoyed so much of it, and although there were a few quotes I didn't agree with (For example, "To love someone else, you must first love yourself." Was one I disagreed with), I agreed with so many. It truly is a book meant for any age. Here are a few of my favorite quotes, though obviously I cannot include them all:- "It's your very being that I like, not all the facts you learn in school or all the things people buy for you to wear or play with. It's yourselfthat means so much to me." (Page 11)- "Finding out that we are one of a kind could be a lonely or frightening thing without the reassurance of knowing that we belong to humankind..." (Page 12)- "I like you just the way you are." (Page 14)- "Anger makes us feel so isolated." (Page 26)- "It's so easy to say 'Bad boy!' or 'Bad girl!' to a child... but the child is likely to hear 'I am bad' rather than 'What I did was bad' and a child who feels he or she is a bad person is also likely to feel unlovable. If we come to believe we are unlovable, there's likely to be little motivation to avoid doing bad things." (Page 70)- "People have said 'Don't cry' to other people for years and years and all it has ever meant is, 'I'm too uncomfortable when you show your feelings. Don't cry.' I'd rather have them say, 'Go ahead and cry. I'm here to be with you.'" (Page 120)- "Tellihard de Chardin wrote that someone scrawled the following words on the bulletin board of that great Notre Dame Cathedral:'Le monde de demain appartiendra à ceux qui lui le plus grande espérance.'(The world tomorrow belongs to those who brought it the greatest hope.)" (Page 150)- "Discovering the truth about ourselves is the work of a lifetime, but it's worth the effort." (Page 159)- "Solitude is different from loneliness, and it doesn't have to be a lonely kind of thing." (Page 161)- "I recently learned that in an average lifetime a person walks about sixty-five thousand miles. That's two and a half times around the world. I wonder where your steps will take you. I wonder how you'll use the rest of the miles you've been given." (Page 164)- "The child is in me still...and sometimes not so still." (Page 171)

  • Westcoast_girl
    2019-03-29 05:56

    My favourite quotes from the book:"...My communication with them through television could be meaningful. That kind of invisible 'essential' is a gift nothing can ever take away...not even death." "It's you I likeIt's not the things you wear,It's not the way you do your hair-But it's you I like.The way you are right now,The way down deep inside you-Not the things that hide you,Not your toys-They're just beside youBut it's you I like,Every part of you,Your skin, your eyes, your feelingsWhether old or new.I hope that you'll remember Even when you're feeling blueThat it's you I like,It's you yourself, it's you,It's!""If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.""It's a mistake to think that we have to be lovely to be loved by human beings or by God""A parent [or friend/lover/family member] can be both loving and angry ""Children's [or your] famtasies about the unknown are often much more frightening than the reality itself""Feelings are mentionable and whatever is mentionable can be more manageable.""Young children [or all of us] don't know that sadness [or depression/sickness/even death] isn't forever. It's frightening for them to fell that their sadness may overwhelm them and never go away. 'The very same people who are sad sometimes are the very same people who are glad sometimes' is something all parents [or people] need to help their children [or themselves] come to understand.""There are times when explanations, no matter how reasonable, just don't help.""Being in the best hospital in the world is still second-best to being home...and well.""Find the simplest truthful answers""In the long, long trip of growing...there are stops along the way. It's an important moment when we need to stop, reflect, and receive. In our competitive world, that might be called a waste of time. I've learned that those times can be preamnle to periods of enormous growth.""John Amos Comenius, the seventeenth-century Czech theologian, said, 'Development comes from within. Nature does not hurry but advances slowly.'""Solitude is different from loneliness, and it doesn't have to be a lonely kind of thing""The poet Kenneth Koch has said, 'You aren't just the age you are, you are all the ages you ever have been'"

  • Cheryl Gatling
    2019-04-03 05:09

    This is a book of quotations pulled from various talks Mr. Rogers has given, and papers he has written. I wanted to read it because I love Fred Rogers as one of the world's truly good people, a kind, wise soul. I had hoped that I might be able to pick out a few quotes to use as inspirational Facebook posts. They mostly did not lend themselves to that, not standing alone well outside the context of child development and parenting. But this was one of my favorites: "The roots of a child's ability to cope and thrive, regardless of circumstance, lie in that child's having at least a small, safe place (an apartment? a room? a lap?) in which, in the companionship of a loving person, that child could discover that he or she was lovable and capable of loving in return." Mister Roger's Neighborhood was one of those small, safe places for a generation of children, including me. The wisdom of Mr. Rogers says that children need space to explore their world, time to think, someone to listen to them. They need help to understand their feelings, name them, and express them. Security in childhood leads to adults who are able to be generous givers. Incidentally, Mr. Rogers was recently criticized by someone on Fox news who claimed that his telling children they are special created a generation of self-obsessed brats. That person has not read the works of Fred Rogers himself, for there are many quotes here saying that children need limits, children need parents to be in charge, and children should be given support, but not extravagant praise, because "that can lead children to have unrealistic expectations for themselves." Fred Rogers believed in love, in all of us, grownups and children loving each other and being kind to each other, and helping each other to grow.

  • April N
    2019-04-13 05:20

    I decided to listen to the audiobook version with my toddler and I am so glad we did! All ages can truly enjoy this book and I know my toddler appreciated it. I highly suggest listening to the audiobook because you will get to hear his soothing voice read his own words and Johnny Costa on the piano briefly at the beginning of each chapter. His words are so simple and yet a very profound look into becoming a better parent or caregiver, and friend, to a special child/ren (or anyone) in your life. Excellent motivation book that I would recommend for new parents and it is not dated in the slightest!

  • Rachel
    2019-04-04 06:00

    Mr. Rogers is my forever television friend. As a child, he reinforced concepts shared by my mother, showed me how things are made, introduced me to creative people & let me follow Trolley to the Land of Make-Believe. As an adult, I watch Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood with a newfound appreciation for his brilliance at interacting with children through media, his clear understanding of child development & thoughtful words regarding relationships. By all accounts, Fred Rogers was the same man off screen as he was on, and this collection of quotations demonstrates his clear & loving comprehension of humanity.

  • Anne Calvert
    2019-04-16 05:09

    I have been a fan of Fred Rogers since the day I met him on television as Mr. Rogers. You Are Special is a compilation of words of wisdom from his other works. I enjoyed this book and all his wisdom, but wish I had found this when my children were little. This book was actually copyrighted the year my son was born. I still took some away from You Are Special, but I feel expecting parents, parents of very young children, or teachers and childcare providers may benefit the most from this book. I will hold on to this book to pass on to my children when they are ready for children of their own.

  • Maggie
    2019-03-27 05:19

    the entire book is a distillation of his lovely and true (true true true) thoughts and worth reading, slowly in order to savor the jewels ... i especially found the last four chapters to capture all that i believe is true ... chapter on communicating, parenthood, the partnership between parents and children, and growing into adulthood a.ka. maturing in grace he was -- as a good friend of mine recently said to me -- the BOMB! and i totally agree and for those readers who think simple clarity is "weakness" then, honey, you haven't tried to live out loud this tough set of ideas

  • Chandler
    2019-04-04 06:14

    Reading this book transported me to my youth, as I watched his show on the knee of my grandfather with my grandmother and father. All are gone now so with tears shed will I never forget my memories of them. Similarly, this book holds those same memories for countless others, through messages and tidbits our parents and grandparents passed down to all of us, treasures for future generations, indeed.

  • Cheryl
    2019-04-04 04:24

    Mr. Rogers is forever a part of my childhood and of me, so I found this book very soothing as well as enlightening. Reading his thoughts on the importance of what we do to shape the hearts, minds, and lives of children gave me insight into my own childhood and let me see all the things my parents had done right in raising me.

  • Joseph
    2019-04-12 23:20

    Reminiscent of a book by another minister (Robert Fulghum's All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten); full of wise perspective and time honored and simple truisms; a good reminder of things we already knew but perhaps forgot on the way to growing up.

  • Argyle Doll
    2019-04-15 00:11

    There were some very great quotes in this book. Really open my mind to a lot of things in life.I felt like it was a bit longer than it should have been, but overall very good!Can never go wrong with Mr. Rogers!

  • sarafem
    2019-03-20 23:04


  • Linda
    2019-04-11 23:16

    I love this little book! My sister gave it to me for my birthday almost 10 years ago and I always smile when I flip through it. :)

  • Aileen
    2019-03-23 05:21

    My son went on a trolley ride around Chicago with Mr. McFeeley on December 30th--everyone was handed a copy of this book. I can't resist reading anything Mr. Rogers thinks I should read.

  • Jen Donnelly
    2019-04-18 03:05

    I started to read this book...and it is great! I think I'm just going to need my own copy so I can highlight in it. hee hee

  • Laura
    2019-04-19 06:22

    My grandma met Mr. Rogers in Pittsburgh, cool beans.

  • Pamela
    2019-04-11 01:06

    ...when you need a boost of TLC ...what a sweet guy.

  • Anne
    2019-03-24 01:11

    I found some good quotations in here but mostly they're geared towards parents and/or educators. Those groups of people would probably get more out of it than I.

  • Cheriwinkle
    2019-03-23 05:59

    I love Mr. Rogers!

  • Lauren
    2019-04-09 06:23

    This is an amazing book of quotes from Mr. rogers.