Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Dear Mr. Rogers, Does It Ever Rain in Your Neighborhood?: Letters to Mr. Rogers Paperback – August 1, 1996
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From the Back Cover
Top Customer Reviews
So my fascination with Mister Rogers was rekindled for the first time in more than 15 years. But as a child I was mostly fascinated with a magical trolley which could transport you into an enchanted land called Make-Believe. Mr. Junod gave me a much deeper - and therefore, much more fascinating - glimpse at what this man is like.
He was a man who loved children and the adults who once were children as much as he loved himself. He hated television. He believed (or so his actions seem to convey) that his outflow of compassion was as much a necessity for his survival as his intake of oxygen. And his favorite word was grace. In fact, if you met him in person and received his autograph, he would write the word "grace" underneath it - in Greek.
Unmerited favor received from God.
Believing his standards to be no higher than that of God's, Mister Rogers strove to treat others with as much grace as he had received.
The reason I state all of this is because it will all be proven when you read DEAR MISTER ROGERS. This book, containing letters both to and from Mister Rogers, shows that he can be funny, sad, nurturing, and firm. But he was always compassionate. Never in this book is he ever insincere. On more than a few occasions, he proves he does not lack the humility to admit some of the mistakes he has made in life.Read more ›
It's a wonderful read, because you're expecting one thing and it delivers so much more. You expect cute letters with very childlike questions, and you get that (he fields a LOT of questions about how he manages to get inside television sets). But he also answers letters from parents dealing with disabled children and children suffering from cancer. And by far, the most moving letter of the bunch: An eight-year-old coping with the sudden death of a two-year-old sibling, just days after losing her temper and yelling "Don't ever come back!"
And the sensitivity and thoughtfulness of the answers only serves to reinforce your impression of Fred Rogers, the person. His insights and his knack for saying exactly the right thing (and the humble way that he assures one viewer that his ability to say the right thing only came from a lot of trial and error) will leave you with a smile on your face.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was more of a reminder for me of a simpler time as I grew up with Mr. Rogers. But my daughter asked me about the book and we wound up reading it together and I was able to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love anything connected to Mr. Rogers... Added it to my adult son's collection! He always admired Fred Rogers!Published 6 months ago by Kathryn E. Wrobel
I'm published in this book, so I'm biased. However, he truly did love and respond personally to every letter he received & he made millions of children's lives brighter.Published on August 1, 2014 by Lauren
I've always loved the different views that children have of the world around them. They make me think in different ways. Read morePublished on June 14, 2014 by Daniel Skora