No One Saw
Ordinary Things through the Eyes of an Artist
From the Series Bob Raczka's Art Adventures
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!
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
- ILA Children's and Young Adult's Book Award Notable
- ILA Teacher's Choices
“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. As a boy, Bob loved to draw—especially dinosaurs, cars, and airplanes. He also enjoyed making paper airplanes and model rockets. He's a lifelong Cubs fan. Thanks to good grades (and some help from his high school art teachers) he went to college at the University of Illinois, where he majored in art. On a whim, Bob took an advertising copywriting class and loved it. 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." So Bob began sending out manuscripts and collecting rejection letters. Five years later, he sold his first manuscript, a book about art called No One Saw. Little did he know, it would become the first book in his ongoing series, Bob Raczka's Art Adventures.