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Vincent Paints His House

Cover: 'Vincent Paints His House'

Staff Review: "Vincent Paints His House" by Tedd Arnold


This book transports us to Vincent's house on the day he decides to paint it. This book pays homage to the artist himself, Vincent van Gogh. As Vincent begins painting his house he encounters various animals who also live on his house that have differing opinions as to which color to paint it. Not only are all the colors of the rainbow mentioned as options, but we also learn through the process different names for different colors. If you are interested in art and painting this is a great introduction for all young readers! Learning the different names for colors is fun, along with seeing how Vincent's house turns out in the end. Be sure to read all the way to the end of the book to get a fun view of one of Vincent's most famous paintings "Starry Night." I definitely recommend this book!

Audience: children | Genre: fiction, picture book, read-alouds

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