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Vincent Paints His House by Tedd Arnold

Vincent Paints His House

by Tedd Arnold

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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!

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  mcpl.wausau | Sep 25, 2017 |
Vincent's efforts to paint his house are complicated by all the little creatures who share it with him - the spider, the caterpillar, the beetle, the bird, the butterfly, the snake, the mouse, and the bat - and their demands that he choose the various colors that they prefer. In the end, he incorporates all of their suggestions, painting a house that is truly his...

A sweet little picture-book tribute to the artist Vincent Van Gogh, and his bold use of swirling color - the final scene shows a sky that looks very much like the one in the painting The Starry Night - Vincent Paints His House pairs colorful, cartoon-like illustrations with a fun, repetitive text. I particularly liked that Vincent's reaction to each color suggested is positive, and that a variety of shades within each color are represented in palette he uses. Recommended to young artists and art-lovers. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jan 7, 2017 |
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In this playful picture book homage to artist Vincent van Gogh, a house gets a brilliantly colorful paint job.

Vincent is ready to paint his house. The only problem is choosing the color. He thinks white would be nice . . . until the spider convinces him that red is better. Red looks great, but the bird thinks blue would be best. Vincent likes blue too. "Stop!" says the mouse, because the mouse prefers green. Before long, Vincent has a list of requests: the termite wants orange, the caterpillar loves yellow and the ladybug insists on purple. With a little creativity and a lot of color Vincent does a brilliant job!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:40:10 -0400)

Vincent's animal friends disagree on how he should paint his house, so Vincent comes up with a colorful solution.

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