They Say Blue (Hardcover)

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Staff Reviews


With bold brush strokes an precise black linework, Jillian Tamaki (This One Summer) brings readers on a journey through color and perspective. Moods influence the narrator's perceptions of the surrounding world as together we navigate grey winter clouds golden grasses and the warmth of new summer. Stunning verbal and visual metaphors dance inextricably in this wise and contemplative picturebook. 

— From Niki

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…


**STARRED REVIEW**
"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."


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


**STARRED REVIEW**
"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