The Story of Fred Rogers (The Story Of)

by Susan B Katz (Author)

The Story of Fred Rogers (The Story Of)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: The Story Of

Discover the life of Fred Rogers-a story about helping others for kids ages 6 to 9

Fred Rogers created one of the longest-running children's TV shows ever, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Before he became famous for his puppetry and storytelling, Fred was a shy kid who couldn't play outside because of his allergies. He found a passion for puppets, which he used to start his own TV show as an adult.

On his show, Fred helped kids make sense of both serious and silly things, talk about their feelings, and feel loved. Explore how Fred Rogers went from a young boy growing up in Pennsylvania to an award-winning TV show host and beloved role model.

The Story of Fred Rogers includes:

  • Helpful definitions-Explore a glossary with easy-to-understand definitions of some of the more advanced words and ideas in the book.
  • Visual timeline-Watch Fred Rogers progress from a little boy with a dream to a famous TV star with a visual timeline of his life.
  • Lasting legacy-Learn more about how Fred Rogers made a difference in the lives of millions of children and changed the world for the better.

How will Fred's kindness inspire you?

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Review quotes

"Ms. Katz has written an informative and easy-to-read book that is sure to inspire young readers to be kind, thoughtful, and curious citizens of the world. It's filled with great stories of Mr. Rogers' childhood, family life, and many accomplishments—encouraging us all to love ourselves just the way we are while going for our dreams." —Andrew Jordan Nance, author of Puppy Mind, The Lion in Me, The Barefoot King, and Mindful Arts in the Classroom

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Guided Reading Level
Rockridge Press
Publication date
November 20, 2020
The Story Of
BISAC categories
JNF007110 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Social Activists
JNF007060 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Performing Arts
Library of Congress categories

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