Calling all Mr. Rogers fans: this one’s for you. As every Pittsburgher knows, Fred Rogers was beloved for bringing his warm, deeply human message to millions of children on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for over 30 years. The television show, along with its spinoff Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, is still one of the few programs that creates a safe haven for children to explore their emotions and discover the world around them. For the first time ever, the lyrics from Fred Rogers' inimitable songs are collected in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers, a children's book illustrated by Luke Flowers that showcases the thoughtful values for which Mister Rogers is best known.
Luke Flowers has illustrated over 42 children’s books, including his author/illustrator debut series Moby Shinobi, a blockbuster Scholastic Easy Reader series. Luke will be doing a special early evening story time at White Whale--discussing Mr. Rogers’ values and impact, reading from the book, and drawing. Bring the whole family!