When I Grow Up

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Eight-year-old Billy has a very active imagination and loves to share what is on his mind. One day at school he was counting down the minutes until it was show-and-tell because he loved this week’s subject. They were to share what they wanted to be when they grew up. Billy new exactly what he was going to say and no one was going to get in his way. The vocabulary in this book is rich and exposes readers to many new words and ideas. The illustrations add to the humor of the story and do a great job of bring the story to life. It is also very enjoyable to read the text aloud. The word choice and rhyming are captivating. This would be a great book for all ages.

Review by Cindy Dunn, Granite School District Library Media Dept.
Rating: 5 Stars
Interest Level: Grades K-3

When I Grow Up
Written by Al Yankovic, Illustrated by Wes Hargis
HarperCollins Children’s Books
32 p.
Release Date: Feb. 1, 2011
ISBN: 9780061926914

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20 thoughts on “When I Grow Up”

  1. I have this book and think it is darling. Don’t enter me in the drawing for this one because someone else should be able to enjoy it, but I did want to put in my two cents that it is pretty cute.

  2. This book caught my eye because I am a huge fan of “Weird Al” and have always loved his songs. I used to walk by his house everyday on my way to school and we went to the same high school. I would love to read a book he penned.

  3. This is definitely a book I will order for our library. Our students love anything “out of the ordinary” and this appears to be just that.

  4. What a cute and funny book! I think the children would LOVE it. It has humor and great illustrations!

  5. This looks like a really cute book, and one the kids will definitely enjoy! The illustrations are fabulous, and it’s always fun to read text that rhymes.

  6. I loved this book it has the imgination of a child so well. Only a young child could come up with such interesting job ideas. It would be great it we were all able to think out of the box like kids do.

  7. Shannon Bishop

    Adorable Adorable Adorable book! I found this at my book fair last week and got a copy for my library and one for Mom’s too. Dont add me for the drawing but yes everyone A+book.

  8. When I grow up is a fun book. My students injoyed it in our book fair. The gave great reviews. I left this comment at 7:30 a.m. also Thanks Ann Visser

  9. This sounds like a book that would go well with units our teacher’s do on occupations. It would be fun to share it with student’s.

  10. Leanna Griffiths

    Oh boy!!! LOL… Since Wierd Al was my son’s favorite musician as a high schooler, I bet he could write an even better musical parody… which he sporadically does and sometimes posts on you-tube, even though he is considerably older than that now ;o}…. I really want to read Josh’s “Throwup” parody since he is now getting quite a good education in the baby version, I’m sure. Hope you get published :)

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