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Neighborly Words of Wisdom from Mister Rogers
Narrated by: Fred Rogers
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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The beloved host of PBS’s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, subject of the acclaimed documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and the forthcoming biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood starring Tom Hanks, offers warm words of advice and encouragement, along with reflections on his own childhood.

Fred Rogers and his Neighborhood have been a treasued presence in millions of homes for more than 50 years, educating, comforting, and influencing three generations of Americans. This compilation of his signature wise, succinct thoughts is organized by themes - such as “Relationships”, “Childhood”, “Parenthood”, and “Communicating” - all enriched by personal memories of growing up.

His ability to touch all kinds of people will move and inspire his television audiences past and present, as well as anyone seeking straightforward, humane advice on how to get the most out of life.

©1994 Family Communications, Inc. (P)1994 Penguin HighBridge Audio

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  • scotty
  • 28-08-17

One of the best audiobooks

To start I have over 300 audiobooks and this one has moved me the most . I've never thought so deeply or unashamed or cried so easily . Fred Rodgers in the 80's got me though my parents divorce and being a alone more frequent than not and now he's helping me deal with having a child with special needs. Thank you mr Rodgers I owe you my life

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  • RaCho
  • 17-02-13

Short and Sweet

This book is really about development of children (and adults too really but they aren't mentioned) on how to nurture others and love them.

This book is simple, sweet and informative. It's quick to listen to and isn't bogged down with someone who just wants to show you their knowledge. He seems to really care and has simple ways of teaching about life. There's a happy sad reality to it.

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  • C. K. Lyons
  • 20-11-18

How can you not love it?!

It's Mr. Rogers, how can you NOT like the book. It is very interesting and has a lot of info that would be really beneficial to parents and educators. But it is also awesome for anyone else. He is so inspiring and in an odd way, his voice soothes me like I am a child again. I adore him and I loved this book

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  • Matthew O'Neil
  • 03-09-18

I needed that

I was in a bad spot when I started this book. It was recommended as a means of relaxing and unwinding, all while hearing about the gifts and uniqueness each of us have. I needed it. I miss Mr. Rogers and wish we had someone like him out there today.

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  • SaraJ
  • 27-02-17

Such a healing book

I can't recommend this book enough. Me. Rodgers insights into children and what they need from parents are timeless. Do your entire family a favor and listen to this book.

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  • Elizabeth Harmon
  • 13-11-19

My favorite neighbor

I thank heaven for Mr. Rodgers. I grew up watching him and I love his thoughts here. I plan on buying a physical copy soon.

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  • Deborah Dainton
  • 12-09-19

Love

This was such a great book. Words of wisdom told in Mr Rogers voice. A must read.

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  • Shayla
  • 17-05-19

So motivating and empathetic

this story makes me want to be a better parent. it reminds me of the love and logic series and I found many correlations between them. this was an excellent summary of Mr. Rogers' studies in child psychology and what we can do to help children grow in a healthy, loving, supportive environment.

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  • Herman
  • 07-05-19

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love it!! A must read for any parent. His spirit lives on in our hearts.

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  • Brian A Markle
  • 17-03-19

beautiful message

loved every minute of this book and find his words so freeing and applicable to my daily life as a mother. will be listening again. so simple.