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Let's Talk About It: Adoption (Mr. Rogers) [Paperback]

By Fred Rogers (Author) & Jim Judkis (Photographer)
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Discusses what it means to be part of a family and examines some feelings that adopted children may have

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Fred Rogers opens the door for adopted children and their parents to safely talk about their good and sometimes not-so-good feelings in a book about the joy of belonging and the love that unites families. ?Rogers? unaffected delivery has a way of making scary things unscary, which should help parents as much as kids.? --"The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books" The premise of this book?that it is good for families to talk about feelings?is a welcome one to apply to the subject of adoption.? --"School Library Journal"

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 8" Height: 10"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 23, 1998
Publisher   Putnam Juvenile
Age  2-6
ISBN  0698116259  
ISBN13  9780698116252  

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More About Fred Rogers & Jim Judkis

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Fred Rogers was the host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood for over 30 years. He earned a degree in music composition and was a floor manager at NBC on their earliest shows. He studied at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Child Development. He graduated from the Seminary and was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1963, with the specific charge to continue his work with children and families through the mass media. Fred Rogers received every major award in television for which he was eligible, including two Emmys, and is a member of the Television Hall of Fame. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and two grandsons.

Fred Rogers lived in Pittsburgh, in the state of Pennsylvania. Fred Rogers was born in 1928 and died in 2003.

Fred Rogers has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Charming Petites
  2. Crossroad Book
  3. Let's Talk about It
  4. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood First Experiences
  5. Mr. Rogers

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Basic Concepts > Alphabet
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > Adoption > Nonfiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Issues
5Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8

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Not for transracial families  May 23, 2008
I agree with all of the positive reviews of this book, however, having recently adopted transracially I was disappointed with the many photographs in this book. The book shows phots of 3 familes; one Caucasian, one African American, and one Asian [The parents may actually be Caucasion but have dark hair and olive skin like their daughter]. There are no photos of families with children who look physically different that their parents or siblings. Additionally, all families are 2 parent, heterosexual, able bodied and nuclear. This promising book was a big disappointment for my family and me.
Book doesn't address everyday type of questions  Aug 30, 2005
I bought this book b/c my daughter just turned 4 I am anticipating that she'll be asking more questions about her adoption. I was disappointed that this book is very basic and addresses more about Foster care situations. I was hoping to find a book that would be a Christian approach to handling adoption questions, but this wasn't the book.
Love it!  Oct 22, 2004
It's hard to find an adoption book that you totally like everything in it. There's such a variation of possibilities. This is by far our favorite of all the ones we've read. Typical Mr Rogers style, on an important subject. Emphasizes being in a family that loves you. A must have for any adoption library.
Wonderful book for adoptive families!  Nov 28, 2003
We purchased this book along with several other adoption-themed books for children. This one by far best explains adoption in a way our children can understand. As a family that has both biological and adopted children, it was important to us to find a book that presents ALL children- adopted or not- as special. Mr. Rogers does a fantastic job, as always, putting it into terms that all children can understand. This book is appropriate for children of all types of adoptions. It seems that too many other adoption books focus on children adopted from overseas or those adopted as infants. This one is flexible enough that it can be used in many different situations.

Thank you, Mr. Rogers!

As wonderful as his show  Sep 15, 2003
What can I say! Mr. Rogers couldn't fail at anything he did, even if he tried. This is a lovely book about adoption, beautifully telling in words and pictures what being a family is all about, adoptive or not. It tells just enough about adoption not to confuse the young child but to focus on feelings every child has and how to cope with them. Five stars for Mr. Rogers whom we sorely miss every day. Gisela Gasper Fitzgerald, author of ADOPTION: An Open, Semi-Open or Closed Practice?

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