Matthew’s Dream – Leo Lionni

Matthew is a mouse. His parents have high hopes for him. He wants to see the world. One day, while at school, his class visits the art museum. Matthew is entranced with the paintings. He meets a mouse there named Nicoletta. She shares his love of fine art. That night, Matthew has a dream of a beautiful painting and Nicoletta. When he awakes he is disappointed but finds he can still hear the music of his dream and the music reminds him of the painting in his dream. He knows he will become a painter and works hard to become famous and prosperous.
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Rating ✓ #1 (Highly Recommended) #2 #3 #4 (Not acceptable)

Interest Level: 1-3 Reading Level: 2

Curriculum Area: Language Arts

Themes/Topics: self discovery, dreams, becoming, identity, biography

This book would be suitable for ✓ Lit Circles ✓ Kit Materials

✓ Read-Aloud (Gr.) 1-3
Matthew’s Dream is semi-autobiographical.

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