More than just a children's television show host, Mister Rogers was the friend who helped us appreciate the good things in ourselves, in others, and in the world around us. As soon as he stepped through his front door to change into his cardigan and sneakers, we knew we would meet new people and discover new things. Revisit some of Mister Rogers' greatest guidance that we learned alongside Daniel Tiger, X the Owl, King Friday the XIII, Henrietta Pussycat, and more, including:
-You are special
-Be generous with your gratitude
-Feed the fish
-All kinds of feelings are okay
-Don't forget the fun
And other caring thoughts!
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About the Author
MAX DALTON is a graphic artist and illustrator of The Wes Anderson Collection books by Matt Zoller Seitz. His work has also been featured in Vogue, GQ, The Sunday Times, and many art and design blogs.
Read an Excerpt
Some of my dearest childhood memories occurred in my grandmother’s cozy living room. Curled up on the floor in front of a 1970s-style console television, watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, I would observe my best adult friend change into a sweater and sneakers, play music, and sing. He’d introduce me to talented people, show me how crayons and applesauce and wagons are made, and let me peek into a colorful world where no one is perfect but everyone is accepted and appreciated. Then he’d tell me I was one of a kind and that people could like me just for being me.
Revisiting the shows as an adult, I realize there is a depth and intention behind Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood that I didn’t notice as a child. Hidden in plain sight are displays of some of my most deeply held beliefs and the messages I want to share with my daughter: You have value, and so does every other person, so treat yourself and others with care and respect. People’s differences should be acknowledged and welcomed. It’s okay to talk about the things that make us feel bad. Don’t get so busy that you stop recognizing beauty and learning about the world.
In this book, you’ll find quotes and anecdotes taken directly from television visits with Mister Rogers, his neighbors, and the familiar faces of the residents of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Mister Rogers was always focused on children, but his words are just as important and meaningful to adults.