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Matthew's Dream

by Leo Lionni

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I really enjoyed this book. I like the art work in it. It is so unique. I also like how each one of his stories there is a lesson to be learned in the end. ( )
  SamanthaMulkey | Apr 24, 2014 |
This book is about a mouse who is the only child and lives in the attic with his parents. They do not come from much and have big dreams for Matthew. One day after visiting a museum he is inspired to become a painter, which he does. He becomes very famous. This book send an inspiring message that you can be anything you want to be or do anything you want to do. ( )
  rwalsh06 | Oct 8, 2013 |
This is a very cute story! You just wouldn't expect a mouse who lives in an attic to visit a museum, much less be so attracted to it that he becomes an artist! Love it! :) The collage illustrations in this book are fun, and the use of color adds to richness of this children's book. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
Matthew is an only child, and lives with his mom and dad. He isn't very wealthy but is content. One day he takes a trip to a museum and is filled with delight as he views the art. He then realizes his passion: art. He dreams of becoming an artist. He works hard to fulfill his mission on satisfying his dreams, and they come true! Matthew's tale may parallel Lionni's experience, as he too dreamed of becoming an artist at a very young age. Matthew's tale is inspiring and uplight, especially for the younger crowd. His story creates a feeling of optimism for the future of young readers. This would be a great book to share with a theme of establishing and achieving hopes and dreams.
  BarrettOlivia | Sep 27, 2012 |
Media: Collage

Genre: This book is a good example of fantasy because the characters are mice that live in the attic but take on human characteristics. Matthew is a mouse who has parents that want him to become rich and he finally decides after a trip to the museum that he wants to become a painter.

Setting: The setting of the museum is crucial to the story because it is where Matthew meets Nicoletta and discovers that he sees his dreams in color and creates paintings from those dreams. ( )
  hannahmunger | Oct 18, 2011 |
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Matthew the mouse lives in a dreary corner of a dusty attic. But a trip to the museum helps him to see his surroundings in a new way. With brush in paw, Matthew sets out to paint “the shapes and colors of joy.” A cleverly told and beautifully illustrated tale of self discovery from four-time Caldecott Honor winner Leo Lionni.

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A visit to an art museum inspires a young mouse to become a painter.

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