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[ Beautiful Day

in the Neighborhood
The Poetry of Mister Rogers
Bulletin Board Kit

Through the art form of songs—as well as endearing puppets and honest
conversations—Mister Rogers instilled in his young viewers the values of
kindness, self-awareness, and self-esteem. Inspire children’s confidence with
a bulletin board featuring his song “Be the Best of Whatever You Are.”

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social media and using the hashtag #MisterRogers.

© 2019 The Fred Rogers Company. All rights reserved.


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If you can’t be a pine
On the top of a hill

Be a shrub in the valley

But be the best little shrub


by the side of the rill.
If you can’t be a woods
Be a tree.

If you can’t be a highway


Then just be a trail.

If you can’t be the sun


Be a star.
It isn’t by size that
you win or you fail.

Be the best
of whatever you are.

Be the best of
—Excerpted from A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers 
whatever you are!
Lyrics by Fred Rogers and Illustrations by Luke Flowers
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Learn More about
[ Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood!

For the first time ever, 75 beloved songs from


Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and The Children’s
Corner are collected in this charmingly illustrated
treasury, sure to be cherished by generations of
children as well as the millions of adults who grew
up with Mister Rogers. From funny to sweet, silly
to sincere, the lyrics of Mister Rogers explore such
universal topics as feelings, new siblings, everyday
life, imagination, and more. Through these
songs—as well as endearing puppets and honest
conversations—Mister Rogers instilled in his young
viewers the values of kindness, self-awareness, and
self-esteem. But most of all, he taught children that
they are loved, just as they are. Perfect for bedtime,
sing-along, or quiet time alone, this beautiful book
of meaningful poetry is for every child—including
the child inside every one of us.

FRED ROGERS was many things—a minister, a musician, a puppeteer, and a


friend to generations of children. He was everyone’s very good neighbor. For over 30
years he created and hosted the groundbreaking educational television series Mister
Rogers’ Neighborhood. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was
inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, among other distinguished honors.

LUKE FLOWERS has illustrated over 42 children’s books. He enjoys puppe-


teering, playing banjo, and going on adventures with his wife and children in Colorado
Springs, Colorado. You can see more of his work at LukeFlowersCreative.com.

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