Gollywood, Here I Come!

Gollywood, Here I Come! - Terry John Barto

Gobbleville resident Anamazie wants to be a star. And she becomes one.


The problem is that at no point is Anamazie seen to be working for her success. It all falls in her lap, apparently through no action of her own. (For example, Anamazie is edged out for the win on Gobbleville's Got Talent, but she's talent-scouted for Gollywood anyway.) The book's stated message is "You can do anything you put your mind to," but the one I actaully heard was, "Don't worry, success will fall into your lap if you want it really bad."


Illustrator Mattia Cerato has given the rather flat story a lift. The images are bright and saturated, with lots of fun background details.


What Went Well

  • Illustrations


Even Better If:

  • Anamazie had to work for her success