Book Review: THE GOOD NEIGHBOR: THE LIFE AND WORK OF FRED ROGERS (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) by Maxwell King
As a child, I loved Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and his iconic, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” song often comes to mind when I hear the word neighbor, but yet, I didn’t know much about him or his extraordinary life. After listening to this very thorough and detailed biography (narrated by the talented LeVar Burton of another childhood favorite, Reading Rainbow), I am so glad I took the time to learn more about his love for all children, his careful and deliberate thought process, and his unrelenting belief in kindness.
Some reviewers have called this account “repetitive” which I agree with to a degree, but overall, I was enchanted and comforted knowing that Mr. Rogers truly was a wonderful and caring man both on and off the camera. If you have fond memories of Mr. Rogers and his show, then I would highly recommend this biography!
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” – Mr. Fred Rogers
Audiobook narrated by LeVar Burton