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Loud Lula

by (author) Katy S. Duffield

illustrated by Mike Boldt

Amazon Publishing
Initial publish date
Oct 2015
General, Humorous Stories, Country Life
Recommended Age
5 to 7
Recommended Grade
k to 2
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2015
    List Price

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Lula may be a pint-sized gal, but she’s got a BIG ol’ voice!

Since her birth, Lula’s LOUD voice has wreaked ten kinds of havoc across Pryor County, disrupting humans and animals alike. Lula’s parents are worried: What’s going to happen when Lula starts school? Will Lula ever learn to use her “inside voice”? But when Lula spots something sinister making its way toward town, it seems that she may have found just the right use for that BIG ol’ voice after all. With a text that’s chockfull of Southern charm and silly digital illustrations that bring this tall tale to life, kids will giggle at the antics of the unforgettable LOUD Lula.

About the authors

Katy Duffield is the author of more than twenty-five books for children. Along with the books listed below, she has also written a series of nonfiction books for classroom use, for educational publishers, for anthologies, and for many children's magazines. 
Her picture book, ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES, TOO, illustrated by the amazing and talented K.G. Campbell, will be out from Candlewick Press in November 2017. 
She lives in Florida with her husband and her wild and crazy Australian Shepherd. 
For more information about Katy, please visit her website at

Katy S. Duffield's profile page

Mike Boldt has been my name
for quite a few years.

Some people call me an Author / Illustrator.
I’ve been called worse.

I still enjoy cartoons.

I like ice cream a lot.

I‘ve drawn since I was young.

I read (picture) books.

I like to write & draw them too.

I’m amazed and grateful every day this is my job.

Mike Boldt's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“The consistent language feels authentic and is filled with silly Southern expressions, such as when she has ‘the whole schoolhouse shakin’ like a big ol’ bowl of boysenberry jelly.’ The digital illustrations match the expressive energy. VERDICT: Book selectors who think they don’t need another loud voice lesson book haven’t met Lula yet.” School Library Journal

“An excellent classroom read-aloud...Recommended.” School Library Connection

Other titles by Mike Boldt