Friday, September 23, 2016

PPBF: A Review of Loud Lula, Words by Katy S. Duffield, Pictures by Mike Boldt

BOOK: Loud Lula
AUTHOR: Katy S. Duffield
PUBLISHER: Two Lions (
YEAR; 2015

SNIPPET: Lula was born smack-dab in the middle of one of the biggest twisters Pryor County had ever seen. Winds howled. Trees snapped. It was bust-your-eardrums loud. But...

REVIEW: Okay I am going to admit right here on Page 1, that I am already hooked. With a opening like that, you can almost feel the wind whipping. And of course, I can't wait to see what happens on the next page.

As promised by the title, Lula is LOUD. So loud that when she calls her cat for dinner, cats as far as Crowley's Corner come running. Seriously, how fun is that?!?

After a few comedic anecdotes about Lula's loudness, the tension increases as she goes off to school. But when pending danger threatens the schoolhouse, will Lula use her outside or inside voice to save the day? Read and find out!

I absolutely loved this book with it's perfect text AND pictures. Just the right combination to share on Perfect Picture Book Friday. Whether you read it out LOUD or in your head, this book is sure to please and entertain. I can't say it LOUD enough -- READ LOUD LULA. You'll be thankful you did! And teachers and librarians, listen up. This book is an excellent read aLOUD.

REVIEWED BY: Lynne Marie. The opinions expressed in this review are absolutely my own.


  1. WOW...what a fun book, Lynne Marie...and I thank you so much for posting it for #PPBF. This looks like one I need to take a closer look at as a mentor text and also for enjoyment. ;)

    1. Awww, thank you, Vivian! I always love to have you visit and thank you for the support of the kidlit community and Loud Lula!

  2. Such a unique idea for a PB. Sounds like a lot of fun read aloud!

    1. It sure is, Patricia! Thank you for stopping by My Word Playground and listening to Loud Lula!