Sunday, October 29, 2017

Vincent Can’t Sleep by Barb Rosenstock - ESSENTIAL

Rosenstock, Barb Vincent Can’t Sleep: Van Gogh Paints the Night Sky.  PICTURE BOOK.  Illustrated by Mary Grandpre.  Knopf (Random House), 2017.  $18.

Vincent cannot sleep, so instead he wanders the steets of his sleepy little Dutch village and immerses himself in the wonders of the world at night. 

Rosenstock has written a beautiful story of inspiration and creativity and Grandpre has populated it with luminous illustrations in homage to Van Gogh’s own works.  A perfect little lesson about an artist, about reveling in nature, of inspiration.  What a grand book to share with a class at any level.

EL (K-3), EL – ESSENTIAL.  MS, HS - ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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