They Say Blue (Hardcover)

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Stunning illustrations make They Say Blue a feast for the eyes. Its colorful, vibrant pages would be enough on their own, but the lyrical text is a welcome complement. Jillian Tamaki’s focus on perception and inquisitive learning is a valuable one—an ode to childhood surprise, wonder, and curiosity. The gentle innocence with which the story’s young girl discovers the world through colors, and the delight she takes in what she finds, brought a warmth to my heart that left me feeling at ease. -Sage

— From Spring Booknotes 2018

About the Author

Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and comics artist best known for her graphic novels Skim, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated, and This One Summer, both cocreated with Mariko Tamaki. This One Summer was awarded a Caldecott Honor, Printz Honor, and Eisner Award.

Praise For…

"The free-association nature of the child narrator’s interaction with her surroundings seems utterly familiar, and approaching it with observational, sensory language lands it firmly in territory children can relate to. This poetic, off-kilter little book has enigmatic power, and observant children will likely be enchanted."

"Thinking, imagining, noticing—these, Tamaki suggests, are the tools we have to understand our world."

"Attuned to a child’s psychology and patterns of critical thinking, this visually stunning work is a must-purchase for libraries."

"A reminder to slow down, savor the present, notice small details, and relish childlike wonder."

"Award-winning illustrator Jillian Tamaki covers her pages with colors, textures, meaning, and form that will allow the reader to explore and experience emotion along with the young girl."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419728518
ISBN-10: 1419728512
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: March 13th, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English