they say blue

This book is poetry—every line, every stroke, every dab of color, every word.  It’s probably one of the most creative and philosophical explorations of color we’ve seen, where color is as much a character as the little girl narrating the story.  They Say Blue is also about being in the world, observing, noticing, wondering.  Every flip through it will likely yield something new for the reader.  It’s simple but wonderfully complicated.  Jillian Tamaki’s depictions of color are imbued with such depth, movement, emotion and life.  Easily one of our favorite books this year.

They Say Blue was written and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers.  Out on March 13 and available for pre-order now.