They Say Blue

Category: Book
By (author): Tamaki, Jillian
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Colors
  JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
  JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / General (see also headings unde
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Published: March 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 10.00in x 10.00in
Our Price:
$ 19.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

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.

From The Publisher*The highly anticipated first picture book from award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Jillian Tamaki
Review Quote*Thinking, imagining, noticing - these, Tamaki suggests, are the tools we have to understand our world.
Review Quote*Readers experience the colors and sensations of the world through the varying moods and observations of one little girl. . . .this is a reminder to slow down, savor the present, notice small details, and relish childlike wonder.
Review Quote*Attuned to a child's psychology and patterns of critical thinking, this visually stunning work is a must-purchase for libraries.
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Praise for This One Summer, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki:"[T]he illustrations powerfully evoke the densely wooded beach town setting and the emotional freight carried by characters at critical moments … Fine characterization and sensitive prose distinguish the story." Publishers Weekly, starred review"Jillian and Mariko Tamaki … skillfully portray the emotional ups and downs of a girl on the cusp of adolescence in this eloquent graphic novel. … Keenly observed and gorgeously illustrated - a triumph." Kirkus, starred review

Praise for Skim, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki"… [Skim is a] stunningly emotional graphic novel … The delicately lined art alternately expands and contradicts the prose to achieve layers of meaning, tone and irony… With honesty and compassion, this innovative narrative communicates a life just beginning, open and full of possibility." Horn Book, starred review

Biographical Note

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.