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.--from the publisher
40 pages 978-1419728518 Ages 4-8
"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)