Ages 4-8. Illustrated with famous twentieth-century works by such artists as Georgia O'Keefe, Rene Magritte, and Grant Wood, this singsong poem gets to the heart of what artists do: create unique perspectives of the world. Next to each masterpiece, a line from the book's poem invites children to look closely at the artist's version of everyday images in the painting: "No one saw stars like Vincent van Gogh"; "No one saw people like Joan Miro." With a few exceptions, the reproductions are clear, and the lines scan well. The spare design and minimal words put the emphasis on the art, offering children a chance to enjoy and become familiar with the images, without didactic text. Best, though, is the inspiring conclusion, reminding children that they, too, have unique ideas to share: "Artists express their own point of view. And nobody sees the world like you." Gillian EngbergCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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"An art teacher would find this a useful book for introducing artists and their work to a primary audience." -- Library Talk
"The selections serve the impressionist through modern works well and conclude that 'nobody sees the world like you.'" -- The Horn Book Guide