In captivating paintings full of movement and transformation, Tamaki follows 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.
This first picture book from celebrated illustrator Jillian Tamaki will find equal appreciation among kids and collectors.
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.
"Complementing the words, this picture book - written and drawn by acclaimed artist and illustrator Jillian Tamaki - is also, unsurprisingly, beautiful. There are double-page spreads that linger long in the mind. " BookTrust
"This book is gloriously playful, perfectly capturing the way kids theorise and come up with their own 'reasons' for things being as they are, and sums up that brilliant curiosity kids have..." Read It Daddy
For Ages: 3+ years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 13th March 2018
Publisher: HARRY N ABRAMS INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.1 x 26.2 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.58