Dreams by Ezra Jack Keats - pbk
When I was little, I read a gazillion Ezra Jack Keats books and they were all wonderful. Somehow I missed this one! I feel very lucky that so many of his books are still in print for children today. :D
Roberto is excited about the paper mouse he made in school, until Amy asks, “Does it do anything?” Roberto isn’t sure, so he leaves the mouse on his window sill and goes to bed.
Before long his apartment building is quiet, but Roberto can’t fall asleep. So he gets up to look out the window and sees Archie’s cat being chased by a big, snarling dog!
Roberto doesn’t know what to do, but fate steps in and an unlikely hero comes to the cat’s rescue.
“The artist’s skillful use of a combination of acrylic painting and collage has never been more effectively employed than in this quiet tale.” –The Horn Book
Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983) was the beloved author and/or illustrator of more than eighty-five books for children.