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Anamazie and Her Dream

Anamazie is a very busy young turkey. She participates in singing, dancing and baton twirling lessons in hopes of reaching her ultimate dream of becoming a movie star. The realization that she wants to become a movie star comes to her one day while she is leading the Waterville Marching Band down the street. As much as she loves her hometown and being a part of its parades, Anamazie sets her sights on Gollywood.

Anamazie encounters many frustrations on her way to Gollywood. She didn't plan on any of them and is tempted to give up on her dream. Instead, she finds the strength to push on and go after the thing she wants most in life. This story teaches young school-aged children that they can do the same, regardless of the profession they seek. The book's message of hope and perseverance will serve children well in any situation.

Townspeople are Skeptical

Gobblesville is a small town where everyone knows each other and they all work hard at what they do. The turkeys who inhabit Gobblesville are business people, hairdressers, police officers and everyday moms and dads who believe in the power of community. All of them are skeptical of Anamazie and her desire to make it big in Gollywood. To them, Gollywood is a big city where people don't look out for each other like they do in Gobblesville. Eventually, Anamazie's community learns that to love her means supporting her in making her own dreams come true.

Meet the Voice Behind the Story

Terry John Barto is a children's author who worked in many different creative capacities before he started writing. Some of these include creating action figures, writing screenplays and working as a creative director for Wings of Dreams Productions. His stories are popular with young grade schoolers because they care about the characters and can identify them. Mr. Barto knows that this is the single most important thing to get children interested in reading.

​Gollywood, Here I Come! is a children's books about movie stars and available in paperback format as well as an eBook  or a downloadable application.

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Gollywood, Here I Come! tells the story of a talented, young turkey. Anamazie and the LaBelle family live in Gobbleville. The father is the mayor of the town and the mother is the star of local community theater. The townspeople love to come out and watch her perform at the Korn-a-Plenty Theater. The LaBelle's have two children. Little Tom, their son and oldest child, seems to always be in trouble and appears before Judge Jinny frequently. Anamazie, the younger child, loves her mother and wants to follow her example by becoming a child star. This story brings children aged five to eight through many adventures as she sets about to follow her dream. 

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​Reading is becoming a lost art, especially among children in the early elementary school grades. With video games, sports practices and play dates vying for their attention, it takes an excellent story to get kids to pick up a book willingly. When the characters are likable and believable, kids naturally want to follow their adventures. This is a fun way to improve their reading skills.

A Book to Encourage Kids to Follow Their Dreams.

Gollywood, Here I Come!  is Terry John Barto's first children's book, and it is well worth the wait. The story, which stars a turkey named Anamazie Marie LaBelle, is fun while teaching kids important life lessons at the same time. Through hard work and a positive attitude, the main character realizes her dream of becoming a movie star. 

Gollywood, Here I Come! has become one of the 'go to' bedtime stories for kids and is among the best children stories. Of all the children s picture books currently on the marketplace, no others feature a turkey as the main character. Anamazie Marie LaBelle headlines one of the best kids picture books out there.

Tjb Kids has put together some of the best picture books and we are proud to offer an inspiring story with eye-catching illustrations. 

Young readers will follow Anamazie on her journey from living in the small town of Gobbleville to the big city of Gollywood. They get to share in her frustrations and learn how she solves problems along the way. Ultimately, kids ages five to eight get to share in Anamazie's success in this children's book about celebrities.