Friday, July 22, 2011

When I Grow up by Al Yankovic - ADVISABLE

Yankovic, Al. When I Grow Up, illustrated by Wes Hargis. Harper Collins, 2011. $17.99. PICTURE BOOK . Weird Al Yankovic’s first foray in children’s literature is a little weird and entirely delightful. Mrs. Krupp, Billy’s teacher, asks the kids in the class what they want to be when they grow up. Billy is picked and begins spouting out possibilities: a chef, giraffe milker, snail trainer, “pit sniffing deodorant tester,” and several other off-of-the-wall careers. He mentions his grandpa who is 103, who hasn’t decided yet what he wants to be. Since he’s only 8, he still has time to explore different options and change his mind. The cartoon illustrations are engaging and original like the text. ADVISABLE – RATING. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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