My Bollywood Dream

By Avani Dwivedi

Bollywood movies are made of dreams and adventures, and I long to discover them all...

It’s Friday night and, on the bustling streets of Mumbai, a little girl and her family head to the cinema. As they travel, the girl captures the sights and sounds of the city with her camera, and imagines a movie unfolding before her eyes. And when they reach the screening, the room is electric – it’s time to dance! Inspired by the author's own childhood memories, Bollywood brings people together in this heartfelt and joyful debut from a brand-new talent.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781529505146
  • Published: 04 May 2023
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 260 x 260 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'Bold, bright and imaginative, Dwivedi’s picture-book debut conjures the excitement of a Friday family trip to a Mumbai cinema.' The Guardian

'This book sings with the energy of Bollywood, and the sights, sounds and smells of Mumbai.' Juno

'Author/illustrator Avani Dwivedi has based her debut picture book on her own experiences of growing up in Mumbai and she really captures the vibrancy of Mumbai streets […] She captures too the magic of those movies.' Red Reading Hub

'Told through beautiful imagery and lyrical prose, this book soars in language, illustration, and cultural importance. [...] This is a well told and colorful rendering of the importance of art through film, and one young girl’s ­connection to her culture.' School Library Journal Starred Review

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