HOLLER LOUDLY by Cynthia Leitich Smith. Illustrated by Barry Gott. (Dutton, 2010).
Holler Loudly has a voice as big as the Southwestern sky, and everywhere he goes people tell him to "Hush!" From math class to the movies and even the state fair, Holler's LOUD voice just keeps getting on people's nerves. But Holler can't help himself—being loud is who he is!
Will Holler ever find a way to let loose his voice—without getting into trouble?
“This book has fantastic voice (as a book named Holler Loudly should).”
—Perfect Picture Book Friday: Holler Loudly
by Cynthia Leitich Smith, illustrated by Barry Gott
from Julie Hedlunch - Write Up My Life.
“This original tall tale with its highly energetic, brightly colored illustrations has expressive typeface showing the word 'LOUD' repeatedly in bold capital letters. Readers as well as listeners will have fun with this animated story, and the Southwestern twang will just come naturally.”
—School Library Journal
“Lively prose is complemented by an exuberant design and palette. Humorous details are found on every spread... The tornado, with a mouth of its own, adds an extra dab of perfect hilarity. A fabulous read-aloud that everyone will 'HUSH!' to hear.”
—The Horn Book Magazine
“...an apt reminder that we are all unique, and in celebrating our gifts, sometimes it may be just as necessary to bellow boldly as to listen quietly.”
“This original tall tale is a readaloud dream, full of big, brazen shouts and playful homey dialect. There’s hilarity in the chaos Holler’s volume causes, and the ending, wherein Holler learns the value of quiet and the townsfolk learn the value of loudness, is satisfyingly even-handed and logical.”
—Bulletin of the Center of Children’s Books
“This effervescent collaboration…has sass aplenty.”
"This original tall tale will delight kids from preschool through third grade, who will especially enjoy joining in on some hollering! Cartoonish illustrations add to the fun and this is a definite 'must' for reading aloud—loudly!"
November 2010 | 0525422560 | 978-0525422563 | Dutton Books | Hardcover | PB | 32 pages | Ages 4-up