Here’s a sneak peek at the cover art for Holler Loudly by Cynthia Leitich Smith, illustrated by Barry Gott (Dutton, Nov. 11, 2010)(ages 4-up).
From the promotional copy:
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?
The story is an original southwestern tall tale, one of those “heart” books that I revised countless times between 2002 and 2008.
See also an interior illustration from Barry’s portfolio.