Saturday, May 19, 2012

Holler Loudly by Cynthia Leitich Smith, illustrated by Barry Gott is a Two-Time Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Selection

Wow! A letter from Dolly!
By Cynthia Leitich Smith
for Cynsations

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!

More Personally

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.


About Bobbi C. said...

Well, that's worth a big holler and a YEEHAW! Congratulations. I'm also a Dolly fan from waaaaay back. Happy trails from Taylor! bobbi c.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Congratulations, Cyn!!! Fabulous news!

Divya Srinivasan said...

That's awesome Cynthia! And thanks for mentioning my book... I'm in such great company! :)

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Thanks, Kimberley!

Bobbi C, I adore Dolly, too! Hope all's well in Taylor!

Divya, I was so thrilled to see that your book was on the list. What blessed kids to be given your wonderful story!