|Wow! A letter from Dolly!
By Cynthia Leitich Smith
Yippee Ti Yi Yo!
My 2010 picture book, Holler Loudly, illustrated by Barry Gott (Dutton) has once again been selected for inclusion in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
This literacy program serves children from birth through preschool.
See Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library on facebook and find out how you can help.
Follow Imagination Library on Twitter.
See also a Pre-K teacher guide for Holler Loudly, created by Shannon Morgan (guides for kindergarten, grade 1 and grade 2 are likewise available (PDFs)).
Congratulations to fellow Austinite Divya Srinivasan whose debut picture book Little Owl’s Night (Viking, 2011) was also selected this year for the Imagination Library program!
As regular Cynsations readers know, I’m a huge, long-time fan of Dolly’s acting, music, and literacy advocacy. For me, one of last fall’s highlights was seeing her perform live in Cedar Park, Texas.