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They Say Blue (Hardcover)

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Almost without any effort, it seems, They Say Blue reminds us to start paying attention again to this beautiful world. From the spray of water off a wave to an explosion of crows launching from a field, this jubilant celebration of color and seasons just feels fresh. Caldecott Honor winner Jillian Tamaki has created a picture book that is poetry in motion, with exuberant art that splashes across the page. Lovely. Ages 3–6.

— Tera

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."

— Booklist

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

— Publishers Weekly

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

— School Library Journal

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

— Kirkus Reviews

"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."

— School Library Connection


Product Details
ISBN: 9781419728518
ISBN-10: 1419728512
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: March 13th, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English
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Created At: 8/12/2017 08:42pm
Last Updated At: 1/25/2020 09:07pm