Publisher and Editor Neal Porter (Neal Porter Books / Holiday House) talks with Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell about his book Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers, rediscovering Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood as an adult, how the recent revival of interest in Fred Rogers affected the book-writing process, what it was like meeting with members of the original cast and crew of the show, and why a message of kindness is so essential today and every day!
Recorded in celebration of World Kindness Day, November 13th!
In the words of Fred Rogers himself:
“There are three ways to ultimate success:
The first way is to be kind.
The second way is to be kind.
The third way is to be kind.”
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