Item description for Let's Talk about It: Extraordinary Friends by Fred Rogers & Jim Judkis...
Overview In his characteristically wise and gentle way, the host of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood challenges the stereotypes that often plague children with special needs and celebrates six children who are extraordinary friends. Simultaneous.
Publishers Description How do you get to know someone in a wheelchair? Sometimes it's hard to know where to begin. In his characteristically wise and gentle way, Mister Rogers challenges the stereotypes that often plague children with special needs and celebrates six children who are extraordinary friends.
Citations And Professional Reviews Let's Talk about It: Extraordinary Friends by Fred Rogers & Jim Judkis has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2000 page 334
School Library Journal - 02/01/2000 page 115
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2000 page 334
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Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.01" Width: 8.03" Height: 0.21" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher Putnam Juvenile
Series Lets Talk About It - Penguin Put
ISBN 0698118618 ISBN13 9780698118614
Availability 0 units.
More About Fred Rogers & Jim Judkis
Producer, magician, writer, puppeteer, minister, husband, father, Fred Rogers started out in children's television thirty years ago. The direction he trailblazed was the -creation of television programming that spoke, with respect, to the concerns of early childhood, not as adults see it but as children feel it.-
He has received virtually every major award in the television industry for work in his field, and dozens of others from special-interest groups.
Fred Rogers lives in Pennsylvania.
Fred Rogers lived in Pittsburgh, in the state of Pennsylvania. Fred Rogers was born in 1928 and died in 2003.
Reviews - What do customers think about Let's Talk about It: Extraordinary Friends?
Awesome book for the classroom! Nov 29, 2007
This book provides an up front look at how to help children deal with meeting someone who is differently abled. It is worded so young children in preschool can understand what they should or could do if they meet someone who is different from them. The pictures provide an additional learning tool to discuss how the children are feeling on each page. Overall I think this book is a 5 star book and could be used just about anywhere!! Carla
Great Book Nov 19, 2007
I loved this book. It is difficult to find books that discuss disabled people. This book showed the many ways in which people with and without disabilities are alike. It also told children how to become acquainted with another child and that they might become good friends. This book talked about people who need different types of assistive technology devices like wheelchairs or talking devices. Overall, this was an excellent book. I would use it in my preschool classroom to introduce different types of disabilities to the students.
Let's talk about it: Extraordinary friends Apr 23, 2002
I ordered this book for my sister, who's 2 year old son has cerebral palsy. My idea was that she could place it in her local day care center that my nephew attends so that the other kids could have some of their questions answered about kids with special needs. This book really fit the bill..it is clear and concise, and seemed to address lots of questions that I have heard other children asking. Other than just seeing that something is "wrong" or different, maybe after reading the book they will realize that diversity is a part of life and that people with special needs can be just as fun and interesting as everyone else! The book really helped put into words what I would like kids to know about meeting and interacting with kids with disabilites. I also ordered "Someone special just like you", but found the Extraordinary friends book to be a much better choice for my particular needs.