Van Gogh and the Sunflowers

 

Van Gogh and the Sunflowers is a stunning introduction for children to the lifestyle of Vincent Van Gogh. This app is full of gorgeous visuals and an endearing story. You can even visit exhibits in a museum to learn more about each painting, as well as trying your hand at painting the different characters with a palette. They then become a part of the artwork and animate accordingly – until you opt to change back or repaint. An armature game for each animated character lets you view and learn about the mechanics behind what makes them move. If you touch the ‘machine’ it will collapse into a series of puzzle pieces that need to be assembled in a given time period. If you beat the clock, content is unlocked! All these wonderful features keep kids involved for hours and invite repeat visits to this charming book. Auryn - Van Gogh and the Sunflowers is based on Laurence Anholt's book by the same name.

"Where Camille lived, the sunflowers grew so high they looked like real suns - a whole field of burning yellow suns." So begins Laurence Anholt's engaging picture book app about the relationship between the postman's son and Vincent van Gogh. As the story unfolds, Camille and his family befriend and help this strange painter.

 

 

 

 

 
"Based on actual events, this simple and evocative story has a powerful message of tolerance and compassion for those who appear odd or unusual, and march to a different drummer. Anholt's gentle and empathetic text is complemented by his lovely and expressive watercolor illustrations, and includes a reproduction of some of Van Gogh's most famous paintings."

 

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