Fred's Big Feelings: The Life and Legacy of Mister Rogers

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$17.99  $16.73
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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8.2 X 11.6 X 0.6 inches | 0.96 pounds

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About the Author
As a child, Laura Renauld enjoyed being one of Mister Rogers's television neighbors. A Vermonter at heart, Laura now lives in northern Virginia with her husband and their two sons, who are very special indeed. Visit her at

Brigette Barrager is an artist, designer, writer, and the illustrator of Pocket Full of Colors by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville as well as the New York Times bestselling Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. She attended the California Institute of the Arts and spent some time working in animation before taking the plunge into book illustration, where she's lived happily ever after. She resides in Los Angeles with her handsome husband, cute doggy, and terrible cat. Visit Brigette online at
* "Renauld's lively, approachable text welcomes young readers in the same way that Rogers welcomed his young viewers into his living-room set. . . . Bright, well-researched, and welcome."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"The brightly colored, cartoon-style, gouache-and-pencil drawings chronicle the subject's life with whimsical details, such as confetti-like streams of hearts occasionally emanating from Rogers, his cast, guests (including Officer Clemmons and Koko the gorilla), and audience members as they connect with his message that 'there's only one person in the whole world like you.' . . . Many families will welcome the affirming messages in this affectionate portrait."--Publishers Weekly
"Charming, lovingly illustrated. . . . The book teems with vocabulary words that capture emotions: affection, compassion, respect, generous, worried, selfish, shocked. Children will relate to the portrayal of their emotional experience while adults will find many comforting reminders of Rogers's well-known catchphrases and references to the tone of his show. Barrager's bright, cheerful gouache and colored pencil illustrations, featuring a trail of hearts on almost every page, add warmth and depth, emphasizing that Mr. Rogers was a beacon of love and acceptance. A welcome addition to the growing number of books about Mr. Rogers."--School Library Journal