I read almost every genre & I enjoy venturing into unfamiliar territory. As a library volunteer, I'm constantly bringing home novels. Being a substitute teacher, I read lots of YA & children's books.
I had no idea what this book was when I picked it up as it was wrapped-up in plastic when I bought it. I had found it at one of our thrift stores and for .88 cents, I thought I would take a chance and just buy it. I thought my granddaughter or my daughter-in-law might like it (she's an high school language arts teacher).
This book was like new inside and the pop-outs are fantastic! They truly pop-out and they are really detailed and big. I don't know which one I like the best out of the seven that are in the book. I have never read the Chronicles of Narnia so I have nothing to go on for these illustrations but I did enjoy the little stories that accompanied these pop-outs. This is a seven double-page book where there is a pop-out in the middle of each of these pages. There were even four smaller pop-outs on a few of these pages and some of them are in a foldout.
I’ve been volunteering at our Friends of the Library Book Sale the past few days. Great to be with other readers and yet such a tempting time. Found some of my books on my TBR pile and a few others I thought, I needed to buy. Staying away tomorrow as it’s box day and that just sounds like trouble. As a floater, I stacked some piles with books that I enjoyed, so other will notice them and hopefully grab them
I got a great surprise in my mail today! So excited to get a copy of this!!
I got this biography at the library and after watching it, my admiration for Mr. Rogers has skyrocketed. I didn’t realize what a remarkable man he really was. He didn’t shy away from difficult or tough situations/topics that children faced in their lives. No, Mr. Rogers held their hands and he tried to bring it down to their level, so they could feel comfortable or knowledgeable about living in their own world.
His show was deep, I think deeper than people realized at that period in time. I remember watching him and when they showed clips of his show on this DVD, I recalled seeing them, but what they said about those clips was not what I remember thinking about clips when I was younger.
I liked what the video said about the 143, his address that was on the show. I think I will remember now, the I Love You (143) which was mentioned during that clip. It was interesting how many individuals commented about Mr. Rogers speech as I watched this DVD. They noticed how slowly he talked, how gentle and how sometimes there was silence and nothing was spoken even though they were having a conversation with him. Mr. Rogers was like that. He was patient, he was a kind-soul. Mr. Rogers commented that silence was good, that it’s okay to just do nothing and I smiled when I heard that because I like to talk and when in a conversation and there is silence, I wonder…… what’s next.
As I listened to this DVD, I had to think, what about now? What about this world what we live in now, with everyone wanting instant gratification, with electronics running our lives, with our world filled with fear, where is our Mr. Rogers? Where is someone who can bring some peace to every child who needs it without adding to it? I watched as Mr. Roger’s did some special program to address some special issues that had occurred. These segments affected him as much as the events he was broadcasting about. For him to think that children had to experience these types of events was painful.
The video ended with a heartwarming piece that asked individuals to think about who are the special people in your life who wanted the best for you. Who wanted you to be true, to be the best of what’s inside you. A truly remarkable video, that I highly recommend you watch with tissues. Now, I need to read the book that I heard is out.
“Always look for the people who are helping.” (love this!)