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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 voluntarily. When the characters are likable and believable, kids naturally want to follow their adventures. This is a fun way to improve their reading skills.
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. Of all the children's books currently on the marketplace, no others feature a turkey as the main character.
Before writing his debut children's book, Terry John Barto directed and choreographed more than 200 regional theater productions. In addition, he was the creative mind behind numerous television and cruise ship live shows throughout the world. When Terry John Barto was employed as the creative director for Wings of Dreams Productions, he worked with many diverse ideas and turned them into screenplays for animated films. He also used his experience to help artists develop popular action figures and dolls for several large retailers. Terry is also the author of the Amazon #1 Bestseller Nickerbacher.
He lives in Los Angeles, California and enjoys Pilates, Yoga, and hiking with his dachshunds, Hunter and Mazie.