Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

Hello Neighbor! with Special Guest  Matthew Cordell - A World Kindness Day Special

November 9, 2020

Hello Neighbor! with Special Guest  Matthew Cordell - A World Kindness Day Special

To help celebrate World Kindness Day (Friday November 13th), we are sharing this conversation with Matthew Cordell, Author and Illustrator of "Hello Neighbor", The Authorized Picture Book Biography of Fred Rogers.


About Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers

Groundbreaking in a quiet, generous way, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood introduced a generation of children to the wonders of the world in the comfort of their own living rooms. Fred Rogers took young viewers to art museums, introduced them to different professions, and talked through difficult subjects like losing a loved one, or experiencing parents' divorce, with compassion and reassurance. Share that deep respect, care, and quiet joy in the day-to-day with the only authorized picture book biography of Fred Rogers—lovingly created by Caldecott Medalist Matt Cordell. Lively, colorful illustrations explore Fred Rogers' early life and the events that led him to create his enduring show. Exclusively published archival photographs, provided by Fred Rogers Productions, offer a behind-the-scenes look at this historic show and the people whose hard work made it possible. A brief biography of Mister Rogers and a history of the show is included, as well as a note from author-illustrator Matt Cordell about his inspiration and longtime admiration for Fred Rogers and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

BUY THE BOOK: https://holidayhouse.com/book/hello-neighbor/



About Matthew Cordell

Matthew Cordell is the Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator of Wolf in the Snow, and the illustrator of numerous highly acclaimed children's books including The Only Fish in the Sea (by Philip C. Stead) and Special Delivery which was a Washington Post Best Book of 2015. He wrote and illustrated Another Brother, Wish and Hello! Hello!, a New York Times Notable Children's Book. His most new book, Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers, is the official authorized picture book of Fred Rogers.  Matthew lives near Chicago with his wife, author Julie Halpern, and their two children. He’s stopped by for a visit in our podcast neighborhood today.

Matthew Cordell’s Web Site: http://www.matthewcordell.com/


Holiday House Books: https://holidayhouse.com/


World Kindness Day on Friday November 13, 2020

World Kindness Day 2020 World Kindness Day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. This day, celebrated on November 13 of each year, has the purpose is to help everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together.





Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Theme Music featured on this podcast is "Nouvelle Noel" by Kevin MacLeod

Also a special thanks to the @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter and Instagram.

Your host is Rick Lee James.

Rick's Twitter account is @RickLeeJames and his web site is RickLeeJames.com.

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Voices In My Head Productions does not profit from this program. This show is completely a labor of love out of the respect that the host has for the life of Fred Rogers. We do not own images or sound clips of Fred Rogers used on this show. While this is not a legally binding Mea Culpa, we would appreciate you not suing us. 

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