They Say Blue

Publisher: Abrams Kids

I’ve seen a lot of this one on Instagram lately, so I was super surprised to run across it on the library shelf today. Score!

Now, before I read it I really thought it was going to be a meditative book about the color blue (LOL!). How wrong I was! Instead, we follow a young girl as she explores the world – and its many colors- around her.

The text is beautiful. Like poetry, but poetry that kids would actually say. For example, when pretending to stretch like a tree the girl exclaims, “I sprouted!” I love that – it’s so genuinely joyful and so perfectly what a child would say! (Note: this is NOT a rhyming book – just want to make that clear in case there is any confusion with my poetry comment.)

Now, can you get enough of these illustrations?! Not me! They are just beautiful! Look at these pages toward the end:

Stunning. I can’t wait to see what is next for this author/illustrator. I see great things ahead.

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