HOLLER LOUDLY, by Cynthia Leitich Smith, ill. by Barry Gott (Dutton, Nov. 2010). Once every few generations, a child is born into the Loudly family who is so loud that when he speaks, all people can do is say "Hush!" But poor Holler just can't help it -- and how come he's the only one people tell to be quiet?
HOLLER LOUDLY is an exuberant, modern tall tale with an old-fashioned feel, a charming and refreshing story of a boy just finding his voice. Gott's illustrations are bright and fun, with just the right amount of silliness.
Check out the trailer by P.J. Hoover and voice-over by Tim Crow: