Thursday, May 17, 2012

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

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
for Cynsations

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.


Jean Reidy said...

Wow! That artwork is impressive. And congratulations on the honor,Cynthia!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

SO awesome!! And some really good art too! :) e

Holly Thompson said...

Nice news! So perhaps you'll be considering a visit to Tokyo sometime soon??? Let us know!

Lynda Mullaly Hunt said...

Fantastic pictures! How great must it be to see kids' pictures of your text! Awesome!!

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

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!