An adventure story for children inspired and illustrated by the paintings of Vincent van Gogh. As boys, Vincent and his brother Theo spy a fox sneaking into a farmer's cart. The fox finds the farmer's lunch bag and starts to rip it open. "That fox should be careful - the farmer will shoot him," says Vincent. "Let's catch him," replies Theo, "and take him someplace safe." The boys give chase through colorful fields, over land and sea, into the city and beyond--settings illustrated by over 30 of van Gogh's greatest works. On their journey, the boys - and the fox - experience failure and, from it, discover how to be the best you can be when you grow up. A great way to open up the world of fine art to children.
"Van Gogh and a fox make art more fun..."It's not a long or hard book to read. But the colorful paintings jump off the pages and will give you a lot to think about....Macaluso includes information on each of the paintings in the book....[He] wants to share the beauty of the art world with all kids. And even if they don't admit it right away, it's cool. Very cool."
- Marylou Tousignant, The Washington Post, KidsPost, May 28, 2014