Sunday, August 08, 2010


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:

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