When I Grow Up
Publication Date: April 12, 2005
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Spaceman or soccer pro, candy-store owner or the queen herself — the sky's the limit when Colin McNaughton's imaginative cast of kids act out what they'd like to be when they grow up.
Sit back and enjoy the show as the inimitable Colin McNaughton stages a lively class musical all about growing up. What would you like to be when you get older? A king of the jungle or the king of rock 'n' roll? A famous poet or a pirate just like Dad ("That's my girl!")? There's no end to the possibilities — but, as this amusing presentation points out, there's also no rush to become a grownup when being a child can be so much fun!
Colin McNaughton, an International Reading Association Children's Choices favorite, has created more than sixty books for children, including the hilarious CAPTAIN ABDUL'S PIRATE SCHOOL and JOLLY ROGER AND THE PIRATES OF CAPTAIN ABDUL. He lives in London with his wife.
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