A selection from fantastic kidlit blogger and writer, Cynthia Leitich Smith.
Written by Cynthia Leitich Smith, Illustrated by Barry Gott
Dutton Juvenile, November, 2010
Suitable for: Ages 3-8
Themes/Topics: Differences, Acceptance, Fitting In, Special Talents
Opening and brief synopsis: 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 him into trouble. But when a huge tornado comes twisting into town, Holler (with that voice of his!) saves the day.
Activities: Cynthia’s website has links to teacher guides for Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grades 1 & 2.
Why I Like This Book: This book has fantastic voice (as a book named HOLLER LOUDLY should). It is fun to read aloud because you can read it LOUD! The way Holler learns how to use his gift (and rein it in sometimes) is very satisfying.Authors, Perfect Picture Book Friday, Picture Books · Tags: Authors, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Holler Loudly, Julie Hedlund, Perfect Picture Book Friday, Picture Books, Susanna Leonard Hill, Writer