An inspiring picture book biography about the inimitable Fred Rogers, beloved creator and star ofMister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Fred Rogers was a quiet boy with big feelings. Sometimes, he feltscaredorlonely; at other times, he wasplayfulandjoyous. But when Fred’s feelings felt too big, his Grandfather McFeely knew exactly what to say to make him feel better:I like you just the way you are.
Fred grew up and createdMister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the television program that would go on to warm the hearts and homes of millions of Americans. But one day, the government threatened to cut funding for public television, including Fred’s show. So, Fred stepped off the set and into a hearing on Capitol Hill to make his feelings known.
In a portrait full of warmth and feeling, Laura Renauld and award-winning illustrator Brigette Barrager tell the story of Mister Rogers: a quiet, compassionate hero whose essential message—that it is okay to have and to express feelings—still resonates today.
This book is not associated with or authorized by Fred Rogers Productions.