Holly Schindler

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Holly Schindler
Illustrator(s): Holly Schindler
Publisher: Holly Schindler, LLC
ISBN-10: 0996861602
ISBN-13: 978-0996861601
Release Date: July 12, 2017
Category: Middle Grade

Nobody Sang Like Katy Did

A Rock Poem

Synopsis:

A PICTURE BOOK FOR THE MG AUDIENCE

Rock stars are cool. So is poetry.

Saturday night just isn’t Saturday night without Katy Did and The Antennas. At least, until a rotten review leaves Katy’s bandmates thinking maybe they could do better with another singer.

What’s a Katy Did to do when she’s been dumped for a Songbird?
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Featuring a main character who is both literally a katydid insect and the singer in her own band, Nobody Sang Like Katy Did is a picture book for the MG audience that offers a story of perseverance and finding beauty in unexpected places. In addition, the book provides a fun, attention-grabbing way to introduce young readers to formal poetry. The book itself is a villanelle, a type of poetry that features refrains that repeat throughout—much like the chorus in a rock song. Great for classroom use and for readers in the fourth to sixth grade. Sheets in the back of the book walk budding poets through writing their own first villanelle.
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Etta L Zasloff said on 10/29/2017:
I love this idea!
Linda said on 10/28/2017:
Congrats on your book! It looks great!
Sara Fujimura said on 10/26/2017:
What a fun book and a great way to reach older audiences. Congratulations, Holly!
Heather Villa said on 10/26/2017:
What a great idea.
Shelley Kinder said on 10/24/2017:
So clever, and I love that there is an educational component. Congratulations and good luck!
Renee Wilcoxson said on 10/24/2017:
Loved Junction of Sunshine and Lucky....can't wait to share with students!
Tim Canny said on 10/23/2017:
I'm also one who didn't know what a villanelle was! Nice concept. Good luck with your BookStop!
Abigail Bostwick said on 10/20/2017:
Sounds like a lovely book! -abigail Bostwick
Etta Zasloff said on 10/19/2017:
Good luck with you bookstop!
Sharon Skinner said on 10/19/2017:
So clever. I love the layout and the way the cover makes it look like an album. Congrats!
Lucy grimm said on 10/18/2017:
Neat story. congrats and good luck
Jonathan Rosen said on 10/17/2017:
This book looks like a lot of fun! Looking forward to reading!
Carole Davis said on 10/17/2017:
I can't wait to read this poem. Poetry was always a favorite of mine from Ms. Schindler.
Judy Dodge Cummings said on 10/17/2017:
What a creative and unique approach. Looks great!
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Julia said on 10/16/2017:
Keep following your dreams!Keep writing!You are inspiring!
Linda B. Walters said on 10/16/2017:
What a cool idea! Love that the Katydid is musical! Good Luck!
Carol Riggs said on 10/16/2017:
Interesting!! Now I know what a villanelle is. :) Sounds fun! Best wishes.

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~ GIVEAWAY FOR GUESTBOOK SIGNERS ~

I’m giving away a signed copy of Nobody Sang Like Katy Did to one of my guest book signers! Just copy and paste your message from the guest book and send it (Subject: BookStop) to hollyschindlerbooks@gmail.com. The winner will be chosen at random.






A PICTURE BOOK FOR THE MG AUDIENCE

Rock stars are cool. So is poetry.

Saturday night just isn’t Saturday night without Katy Did and The Antennas. At least, until a rotten review leaves Katy’s bandmates thinking maybe they could do better with another singer.

What’s a Katy Did to do when she’s been dumped for a Songbird?
~
Featuring a main character who is both literally a katydid insect and the singer in her own band, Nobody Sang Like Katy Did is a picture book for the MG audience that offers a story of perseverance and finding beauty in unexpected places. In addition, the book provides a fun, attention-grabbing way to introduce young readers to formal poetry. The book itself is a villanelle, a type of poetry that features refrains that repeat throughout—much like the chorus in a rock song. Great for classroom use and for readers in the fourth to sixth grade. Sheets in the back of the book walk budding poets through writing their own first villanelle.
I'm a hybrid author of critically acclaimed books for readers of all ages. My books for young readers have received starred reviews in Booklist and Publishers Weekly, won silver and gold medals in ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year and the IPPY Awards, respectively, been featured on Booklist's Best First Novels for Youth and School Library Journal's What's Hot in YA, and been a PW Pick of the Week. My MG The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky made the Master List for five state readers' awards, including her home state's Mark Twain Award.
I love hearing from parents, teachers, librarians, and young readers! Want to get in touch? Schedule a Skype? You can reach me at hollyschindlerbooks@gmail.com.
Singing Katy's Praises:

"The rock ‘n roll theme is both original and clever and the poem sings with the message of the power in uniqueness." - Deborah Lytton, author of Ruby Starr


"A unique story, a unique poetic form, and a whole lot of fun in an engaging book by Holly Schindler. I cannot wait to share and discuss the latest from Holly and have students create their own poems." - Scott Fillner, Fourth Grade Teacher

“Nobody Sang Like Katy Did” is a great short read that the kids love and allows them to see the power of poetry using this villanelle style.  Besides the poetry, 'Nobody Sang Like Katy Did' has a great message that kids need to hear, understand and take to heart.  This book is not only a great read, but a very useful teacher tool when teaching types of poetry.  The last pages that allow the kids to create their own villanelle are a great addition!   Holly has, once again, shared her writing talents in remarkable ways."– Chris Dosch, Fourth Grade Teacher


"This book would be great for a poetry unit, but it is also a good beginning of the year book. It shows the importance of constructive criticism to help others grow and improve. I also like the message it sends to students that you should celebrate being unique." - Jennifer Mitchell, Second Grade Teacher


While the book is aimed at the MG audience, it even works for high schoolers:

"Love the two-fold message of this story. First, noisy critics aren't always the experts and being true to yourself (and your band) is what matters most. Second, poetry can be fun, inspiring and found in the most unusual and quirky places.
As a high school librarian, this is definitely a book I would use to show students the rockstar quirky side of poetry. Holly Schindler's fun and masterful play on words throughout the book keeps the rhythm and fun going." - Cynthia Stogdill - High School Librarian
~ GIVEAWAY FOR GUESTBOOK SIGNERS ~

I’m giving away a signed copy of Nobody Sang Like Katy Did to one of my guest book signers! Just copy and paste your message from the guest book and send it (Subject: BookStop) to hollyschindlerbooks@gmail.com. The winner will be chosen at random.

    Guestbook Comments
    Etta L Zasloff said on October 29, 2017:
    I love this idea!

    Linda said on October 28, 2017:
    Congrats on your book! It looks great!

    Sara Fujimura said on October 26, 2017:
    What a fun book and a great way to reach older audiences. Congratulations, Holly!

    Heather Villa said on October 26, 2017:
    What a great idea.

    Shelley Kinder said on October 24, 2017:
    So clever, and I love that there is an educational component. Congratulations and good luck!

    Renee Wilcoxson said on October 24, 2017:
    Loved Junction of Sunshine and Lucky....can't wait to share with students!

    Tim Canny said on October 23, 2017:
    I'm also one who didn't know what a villanelle was! Nice concept. Good luck with your BookStop!

    Abigail Bostwick said on October 20, 2017:
    Sounds like a lovely book! -abigail Bostwick

    Etta Zasloff said on October 19, 2017:
    Good luck with you bookstop!

    Sharon Skinner said on October 19, 2017:
    So clever. I love the layout and the way the cover makes it look like an album. Congrats!

    Lucy grimm said on October 18, 2017:
    Neat story. congrats and good luck

    Jonathan Rosen said on October 17, 2017:
    This book looks like a lot of fun! Looking forward to reading!

    Carole Davis said on October 17, 2017:
    I can't wait to read this poem. Poetry was always a favorite of mine from Ms. Schindler.

    Judy Dodge Cummings said on October 17, 2017:
    What a creative and unique approach. Looks great!

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    Julia said on October 16, 2017:
    Keep following your dreams!Keep writing!You are inspiring!

    Linda B. Walters said on October 16, 2017:
    What a cool idea! Love that the Katydid is musical! Good Luck!

    Carol Riggs said on October 16, 2017:
    Interesting!! Now I know what a villanelle is. :) Sounds fun! Best wishes.

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