It’s Friday night, and on the bustling streets of Mumbai, a girl heads out with her family to the cinema. As she rides through the winding blocks with her maa, baba, and bhai, old melodies fill the car. And as she captures the sights and sounds of the city with her camera, she imagines a movie unfolding before her eyes. A choreographed dance sequence atop a long line of cars! When they arrive at the screening, the room is abuzz with people from all walks of life, waiting to lose themselves in the show. And finally comes the best part: time for everyone to jump up and dance!
A Bollywood film brings people together — and inspires a little girl’s budding ambition — in this heartfelt and joyful picture book debut. Avani Dwivedi offers a buoyant, whimsically illustrated love letter to Mumbai and Bollywood... and to children everywhere eager to take mastery of their dreams.
"The depiction of Mumbai is joyful, the small shops suggesting a 1990s setting. The saturated images are appealing and filled with energy.... The nod toward masala film — Bollywood movies that blend genres — is absolutely delightful, as is the young protagonist, whose aspirations will surely inspire many kids to pursue their own goals." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Aug 8, 2023|