When I Grow Up
When I Grow Up
HarperTorch, Hardcover, 9780061926914, 24pp.
Publication Date: February 2011
'Cause maybe I'll be a gorilla masseuse
Or an artist who sculpts out of chocolate mousse
Or a rodeo clown or a movie director
Or maybe professional pickle inspector...
Billy's classmates may have never considered careers in snail training or sumo wrestling before, but by the time the exuberant eight-year-old is done cataloging his dream jobs, they just might share his belief in unlimited potential!
Virtuoso wordplay, irresistible rhythm, and laugh-out-loud humor abound in the first picture book by the one and only "Weird Al" Yankovic. This unbridled celebration of creativity and possibility invites readers of all ages to consider afresh what they want to be when they grow up.
Wes Hargis wanted to be a professional dirt miner when he grew up. Unstable market prices for dirt led him to pursue his second love, and he has been an illustrator for more than fifteen years. Mr. Hargis lives with his family (and his dirt) in Arizona.
“A rare book with appeal to both kids and adults.”
In Grammy-award winning parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic's new children's book, When I Grow Up, Billy tells his teacher he wants to be a gorilla masseuse. When Yankovic himself was growing up, he wanted to be a writer for Mad magazine, he tells Liane Hansen on Weekend Edition Sunday. More at NPR.org
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