Mr. Rogers Moving (First Experiences)
by Fred Rogers, Color Photos
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: G P Putnam; 1st Ed edition (May 20, 1987)
Product Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 20 inches
Card catalog description
Describes in detail the process of moving, as well as the irritation and uncertainty, the sorrow and the excitement.
"I saw this book and thought, well, I know I can trust Mister Rogers, so I got it off the library bookshelf. We have moved three times this year and my 3 1/2 year old daughter, who hasn't sucked her thumb since she turned two, has started it up again. So I thought perhaps it's a moving-related thing. I was right! Not because she has articulated this to me as such, but because she has asked me to read this book 10 times a day since we got it. It has a calm explanatory tone (no scenes of toddlers throwing fits) which describes why you move, how you move, how you feel, and what the good things are about your new home. The pictures are wonderful; photographer Jim Judkis follows one family and their little boy from the time they first tell him about the move all the way through the process. Anyone who's moved can really identify with the photographs. Tripping over boxes in the kitchen trying to make dinner, friends coming over to help load things into the trunks of their cars, sitting in a new house with bare walls and empty bookcases... This book has filled the niche perfectly. It evens talks about how your old house is still there, which is something that had been bothering my daughter and I never would have thought to explain to her. She's happy now that she knows a new family will be living in it. I recommend this book highly and am so grateful that I found it when I did."
Condition: Collectible - Very Good
Seller's comments: Hardcover. Ex-lib. edition. Book is in excellent condition. Shows light wear only.