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When I Grow Up

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When I Grow Up

By Al Yankovic; Wes Hargis (Illustrator)

HarperTorch, Hardcover, 9780061926914, 24pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2011

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Description

Grammy Award winner and pop culture icon "Weird Al" Yankovic delivers his first picture book, bringing his trademark wit, wordplay, and silliness to a story that explores the timeless question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Funny and charming, this is a celebration of creativity and possibility.

An Amazon Best Book of the Month "The farce and parody make this a rare book with appeal to both kids and adults" (Booklist).

It's Show-and-Tell time in Mrs. Krupp's class, and Billy just can't wait for his turn Today the class is discussing what they want to be when they grow up, and our exuberant eight-year-old hero is bursting to tell everyone about his future career plans.

In dazzling wordplay and delicious rhymes, Billy regales his patient teacher and amazed classmates with tales of the variety of careers he wants to pursue--each more outlandish and wildly imaginative than the last



Praise For When I Grow Up

“A rare book with appeal to both kids and adults.”
-Booklist



NPR
Sunday, Feb 27, 2011

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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