When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up Cover

When I Grow Up

By Al Yankovic; Wes Hargis (Illustrator)

HarperTorch, Hardcover, 9780061926914, 24pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 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.

Praise For When I Grow Up

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

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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