Art Celebrates St. Mary’s Book Award Winner Holler Loudly

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

Yee haw! Holler Loudly, illustrated by Barry Gott (Dutton, 2010) has received
the 12 annual St. Mary’s Book Award from St. Mary’s International School in Tokyo.

In her letter, elementary school librarian Tammy Hays said, “This is a boy’s school and Holler’s antics really hit home with many of our students, especially those boys who never seem to use their ‘quiet’ voices.”

Featured below is wonderful art, inspired by the book, courtesy of St. Mary’s students:

Kenshiro H.
Readiness Program, kindergarten
Ren I., 1st Grade
Wayne H.,
2nd Grade
KyuWon Min, 3rd Grade

Cynsational Notes

I’m completely wowed by the students’ artistic efforts and enthusiasm! Thanks to everyone at St. Mary’s! It’s a thrill to think of Holler visiting with y’all in Tokyo. See related interviews and Holler Loudly teacher guides for Pre-K, kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2 by Shannon Morgan.

5 thoughts on “Art Celebrates St. Mary’s Book Award Winner Holler Loudly

  1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I am truly wowed!

    Holly, I'd love to come to Tokyo. I'm hoping to do more international travel after next year. As you've probably noticed, I have a huge interest in the international conversation of books.

    Lynda, awesome it is! Thank you!

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