When I Grow Up
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When I Grow Up

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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!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 254 x 273 x 8.89mm | 445g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0061926914
  • 9780061926914
  • 80,369

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'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.
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Review quote

"A rare book with appeal to both kids and adults." -- Booklist
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About Wes Hargis

Known for more than thirty years as America's premier satirist of popular music and culture, "Weird Al" Yankovic has had almost as many careers as Billy can dream of. Advised by his father to do whatever made him happy, he has accordingly been a comedian, singer/songwriter, music producer, actor, director, and writer-often all at the same time. Mr. Yankovic has won three Grammy Awards and has sold more comedy recordings than anyone else in history. He lives with his family in Southern California.

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.
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Rating details

1,234 ratings
4.24 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (452)
3 15% (183)
2 2% (29)
1 1% (8)
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