Back of Book: Vincent van Gogh often found himself unable to sleep and wandered under starlit skies. Those nighttime experiences provided the inspiration for many of his paintings, including his most famous, The Starry Night. Van Gogh sold only one painting in his lifetime—but he continued to pursue his unique vision, and ultimately became one of the most beloved artists of all time.
Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most famous painters of all times. I have read many picture books about him as an adult, but I have never read one about him as a child. Vincent Can’t Sleep is a different look at how Vincent’s childhood shaped his art. I love that this book is the perfect balance of teaching readers about Vincent’s mental illness without creating a negative image of him. The text gives readers a well -rounded look about the man whose art has inspired millions. The illustrations are detailed and simply breathtaking. The back of book has a great author’s note that discusses more about Vincent van Gogh. This is a great biography picture book to share in the classroom or library.
Ages 6 and up