From the Caldecott Honor winning author and illustrator team of Barb Rosenstock (author) and Mary GrandPre (illustrator), Vincent Can't Sleep looks at the life of Vincent Van Gogh and his inspiration for his famous painting The Starry Night. This book could easily be used in a classroom, school library, or art room. It is a diverse biography and one that your students will find fascinating.
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.
From the same team behind the Caldecott Honor Book The Noisy Paint Box, Vincent Can’t Sleep is a stunning book that offers insight into the true meaning of creativity and commitment.
I have created 21 Extension Activities to go along with this book.
Cover Story Pre-Reading Activity
Making Connections Before Reading
Let’s Take A Picture Walk – 2 Activities
I Wonder… Formulating Questions
Comprehension Questions (with Answer Key)
Compare and Contrast Vincent and You
Events of the Story
Main Character Portrait
All About Vincent
Making Connections Text to Self
Making Connections Text to Text
Making Connections Text to World
What Do You Think? Writing Activity
Cover Art (Design a New Book Cover)
Vincent Can’t Sleep 3-2-1 Summarizing Activity
Doodle Drawings in Frames