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Fred's big feelings : the life and legacy of Mister Rogers / written by Laura Renauld ; illustrated by Brigette Barrager.

Renauld, Laura, (author.). Barrager, Brigette, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library J 791.4502 REN (Text) 33500013209028 New Checked out 05/05/2020
McIntosh Public Library J 791.4502 REN (Text) 33500013209036 New Available -
Roseau Public Library e 921 ROG (Text) 35500006271447 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534441224
  • ISBN: 1534441220
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"The first ever picture book biography about the inimitable Fred Rogers, beloved creator and star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
Grades K-3.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #1
    Bright with primary colors and periodic bursts of cheerful hearts, Renauld's picture-book biography smoothly sums up the warmth of Fred Rogers, who is enjoying a renaissance of sorts as new generations discover his work and simple, folksy appeal. Concentrating on Fred's own feelings as an often-lonely child and an awkward but kind adolescent, Renauld draws readers to the heart of his legacy—his ability to tap into and validate what the young are experiencing, whether it be fear, happiness, anger, or love. Barrager's (Uni the Unicorn, 2014) illustrations focus on Rogers as the cheerful heart of each spread. They work, along with the narrative, to show readers how his early childhood interests—especially in music—combined with his passion for the medium of television, led to a lifetime vocation. Highlights of Rogers' career appear to reflect back on the need for children to know they are special just as they are. A long author's note at the end adds additional biographical material. A good addition to the growing number of books about Rogers' legacy. Grades K-2. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

As a child, Laura Renauld enjoyed being one of Mister Rogers&;s television neighbors. A Vermonter at heart, Laura now lives in northern Virginia with her husband and their two sons, who are very special indeed. Visit her at

Brigette Barrager is an artist, designer, writer, and the illustrator of Pocket Full of Colors by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville as well as the New York Times bestselling Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. She attended the California Institute of the Arts and spent some time working in animation before taking the plunge into book illustration, where she&;s lived happily ever after. She resides in Los Angeles with her handsome husband, cute doggy, and terrible cat. Visit Brigette online at

Subject: Rogers, Fred > Juvenile literature.
Rogers, Fred.
Rogers, Fred.
Television personalities > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Television personalities > United States > Biography.
Television personalities.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.

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