When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up

by Al Yankovic, Wes Hargis
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NOOK BookJUVENILE FICTION/Humorous Stories (NOOK Kids Read to Me - JUVENILE FICTION/Humorous Stories)

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Overview

When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic, Wes Hargis

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062184764
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 302,176
Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
File size: 10 MB
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

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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When I Grow Up 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
MommyTimesFour More than 1 year ago
We love this book! I read it to my children almost every night. Entertaining, comical, and just plain fun!
JAN53JN More than 1 year ago
I love this book for younger readers. I put it on my Nook Color so I can show it on the Smartboards at school when I do my career lessons with my younger students. I am a school counselor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a cute book and can teach children they can be whatever they want when they grow up. Great for reading to an elementary class.
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