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They Say Blue

Written by Jillian Tamaki

For readers 4 - 7 years old | Published March 01, 2018 | ISBN 9781773060217
JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Colors

Cover of They Say Blue

Regular price $16.95 CAD

40 pages | 10.00 in × 10.00 in
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book

They Say Blue

Jillian Tamaki

Caldecott and Printz Honor-winning illustrator Jillian Tamaki brings us a poetic exploration of colour and nature from a young child’s point of view. They Say Blue follows a young girl as she contemplates colours in the known and the unknown, in the immediate world and the world beyond what she can see. The sea looks blue, yet water cupped in her hands is as clear as glass. Is a blue whale blue? She doesn’t know — she hasn’t seen one.

Stunningly beautiful illustrations flow from one spread to the next, as time passes and the imagination takes hold. The world is full of colour, and mystery too, in this first picture book from a highly acclaimed artist.

About the Author

Jillian Tamaki

Jillian Tamaki is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Toronto, Ontario. Her books include Skim and This One Summer, both co-created with her cousin Mariko Tamaki; and SuperMutant Magic Academy and Boundless. She has contributed illustrations to some of the world’s top publications, including the New York Times, the New Yorker and the Guardian, and has taught at Parsons and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Awards and Praise
  • Winner Boston Globe–Horn Book Picture Book Award, 2018