No One Saw

Ordinary Things through the Eyes of an Artist

From the Series Bob Raczka's Art Adventures

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

With a simple, rhyming text and beautifully reproduced paintings, No One Saw explores modern art. Each painting highlights the way in which the artist looked at the world in his or her own way. One look at the oversized details of her calla lilies convinces us hat no one saw flowers like Georgia O’Keeffe. A city becomes art when looked at by Kandinsky. And Miró shows us the flight of a bird like we’ve never seen it before. The message is a clear one: no two people see the world in exactly the same way. There is beauty waiting to be seen and shared by you, so be creative and, more important, be yourself!

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Browseable Nonfiction
Copyright 2002
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2002-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF006060, JNF006070
Dewey 759.06
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10
Guided Reading Level P
Features Awards, Reviewed, and Source notes


  • ILA Children's and Young Adult's Book Award Notable, Runner-up, 2002
  • ILA Teacher's Choices, Winner, 2002


Library Talk

“This picture book has some beautiful full-color reproductions of paintings. . . Reference features include a list of paintings, and brief biographical notes for all the contributing artists. An art teacher would find this a useful book for introducing artists and their work to a primary audience. Recommended.”
Library Talk

The Horn Book Guide

“Handsome reproductions of sixteen famous paintings, set against complementary backgrounds, reflect their creators’ unique viewpoints, while a gentle rhyming text comments on the masterpieces. The selections serve the impressionist through modern works well and conclude that ‘nobody sees the world like you.’”
The Horn Book Guide

Author: Bob Raczka

Bob Raczka and his wife Amy are the co-creators of three masterpieces: Robert, Carl and Emma. They live in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, with their dog Rufus, who is also a piece of work. Bob went to college at the University of Illinois, where he majored in art. When he graduated, he became an advertising writer. But when his first child, Robert, was born, he rediscovered children's books and thought, "I want to do this." Five years later, he sold his first manuscript, a book about art called No One Saw. This would become the first book in his ongoing series, Bob Raczka's Art Adventures.