Matti and Massi Missions Rome

Children - Adventure
50 Pages
Reviewed on 09/20/2022
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    Book Review

Reviewed by Ana-Maria Leasa for Readers' Favorite

Matti and Massi Missions Rome by Zeina Hamad is an illustrated children’s book that tells the exciting adventure of two brothers. Their father, Mr. Smiley, is a plane captain and as a result, their family traveled quite a lot. This time, the trip was more special because the two brothers, Matti and Massi, have a special mission that they need to accomplish once they reach Rome. There they meet another friend, their mission coach Francesca, who will help the boys navigate through the streets of Rome so that they can achieve their goals. Will Matti and Massi be able to complete their mission in a new country and a new city full of surprises and excitement, or will it be all in vain?

One of the things that I enjoyed about this book was the quality and design of the illustrations. Artist Ana Karina Quintero Villa did an amazing job, managing to create artwork that is in harmony with Zeina Hamad’s storyline. Another feature of Matti and Massi Missions Rome that I enjoyed was the educational aspect of the story. Throughout the book, Hamad provides the reader with interesting facts about the city of Rome that are easy to comprehend and memorize. I think that simple words in Italian can awaken curiosity in children to find and learn their meaning. This story is a combination of fun and learning.


My son loves this book and series. He loves learning new languages and this book also takes him on an adventure. Cannot wait to see where the next location will be. It’s also a great gift to kids who have been to the locations so they can re live their travels through this story.


Really loved that this book teaches culture, history, architecture, food and language, while keeping true to the adventure. So many elements that make this book remarkable. Very obviously to tell the author is a teacher who knows what students need and want. I read the other two books in this series (Dubai and Washington, DC) and can't wait for the others!

Perfect mix of fun and learning!

My kids love this book and the entire series! They enjoy the interactive adventure and learning about new places and cultures. The perfect mix of fun and learning!

Delightful Read

This book is an absolute delight! My 8pm loves it and wishes to go on an adventure like matti and Massi

Great book

My boys loved this book, entertaining and educational.

Grandma laila

Lovely book to have in your house. My grandchildren favorit book Everytime they come to visit they ask me to read it for him. Also it is a beautiful birthda present to give

Grandma lail

My favorit book I feel like I touring Rome when. I read it for the children


Amazing book, story, pictures and illustrations! The book and way the author writes is so captivating it feels like you’re in Rome with the characters!


A fun read that is both an adventure and educational for children. Loved it as I am sure you will


Such an adorable story that is highly engaging. My kids loved it!


My boys absolutely love these series. It takes us on a fun learning adventure before bedtime every night!

Treza Kirby

Absolutely loved this book for my 2 children and bought a few copies as gifts for nieces and nephews as well . It’s the perfect fun , educational book and so beautifully illustrated