Gollywood, Here I Come! is light-hearted encouragement for young creative artists who want a shot at the big time. Likeable characters and quick story pace appeal to young readers – it’s very easy to like Animazie and her mom Henrietta Pearl. The upbeat storytelling and vibrant illustrations help convey to budding talents that hard work and perseverance can help make you a star!
When my kids were younger I loved reading to them, my daughter wanted to be read to every night. The fact that she auditioned for the talent show and did a splendid job, but did not win, is a wonderful example of the business and what to expect. And, then, the fact that she got picked by a talent scout even though she did not win, shows that sometimes you “fail” because you maybe weren’t what the director was looking for, and not that you did not do well. That talent scout was looking for someone like Anamazie!
The book itself is so adorable , cant wait to read it to my great-nephew when he finally gets here. The fact that Anamazie did not do well immediately at her first rehearsal was nice to see, too. I think perhaps there could be a little bit more of that struggle in the book. It skips right to her great success without mention of any other difficulties. It would be good for kids to know that there continue to be challenges along the way, even though one can be a big success. No matter what you can make it , will teach our children to never give up.
Although Anamazie was disappointed in not winning the contest, she nonetheless attracted the attention of a Hollywood talent scout employed by Gollywood Pictures. The scout was impressed with her performance and informed her that the renowned director, J.B. Tuttlebaum was on the lookout for a young girl to star in a film he was directing. He believed that Anamazie might be that girl, however, first she must submit to a screen test.
Barto and Cerato are to be commended for producing an enriching and inspiring story illustrating the power of simple storytelling that young children can easily understand. Employing prose that is unclouded, the narrative presents life lessons and a message of great significance-you can do anything if you work hard, persevere and follow your dreams. Wish I had this book when I was younger, loved it.
One of my lucky readers will get the chance to win Gollywood, Here I come! This Giveaway is open to US residents only, ages 18 and older. The Giveaway will run from November 12, 2014 until l 11:59 pm EST on November 17,2014. One entry/winner per household. Kelly’s Thoughts On Things is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Enter using the Giveaway Tools Form Below. Good Luck!