Dragonfly Books, Paperback, 9780679873181, 32pp.
Publication Date: March 7, 1995
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.
“A classy, classic fable . . . by an illustrator who, like Matthew, paints canvases ‘filled with the shapes and colors of joy.’”—School Library Journal (Starred Review)
“Inviting, brilliant pages . . . offer a gentle introduction to the missions of art and the artist.”—The Horn Book Magazine