They Say Blue

They Say Blue


Price: $8.99

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  • Publication Date: March 13, 2018
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Trim Size: 10.5 x 9.5
  • ISBN: 9781683352778
  • Page Count: 40
  • Illustrations: full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: World ex Canada

Now available as a board book, the award-winning They Say Blue is a playful, poetic exploration of color and point of view

In captivating paintings full of movement and transformation, we follow a young girl through a year or a day as she examines the colors in the world around her. Egg yolks are sunny orange as expected, yet water cupped in her hands isn’t blue like they say. But maybe a blue whale is blue. She doesn’t know; she hasn’t seen one.
Playful and philosophical, They Say Blue is a book about color as well as perspective, about the things we can see and the things we can only wonder at.

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 book, and This One Summer, both co-created with Mariko Tamaki. This One Summer was awarded a Caldecott Honor, a Printz Honor, and an Eisner Award. They Say Blue is Tamaki’s first picture book.