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In my community

Format: Other Kits 2016
Availability: Unavailable 0 of 2 copies
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Baldwin Borough Library Juvenile CHECKED OUT
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
Collection  Juvenile
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Juvenile IN TRANSIT
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Juvenile

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!

When I grow up / Al Yankovic
Community helpers A-Z / Bobbie Kalman.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In his debut children's book, the comic Weird Al Yankovic celebrates individuality in an exuberantly odd, rhyming story about an eight-year-old who cannot wait to share what he will be when he grows up. Maybe he'll be a gorilla masseuse or an artist who sculpts out of chocolate mousse. As the boy's fantasies about his future get wilder and wilder, Hargis' hilarious, detailed illustrations in clear line and watercolor extend the uproarious nonsense, as in a scene in which the boy imagines himself as a big sumo wrestler or hedge-fund investor / Or smelly pit-sniffing deodorant tester. The pictures also show the boy's strong bond with his great-grandfather, who, at 103, is still not sure what he wants to be. Along with the imaginative play, the farce and parody make this a rare book with appeal to both kids and adults.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A boy's careening imagination fuels the zingy verse and art in this lighthearted take on a familiar theme. Comedian and musical satirist Yankovic opens his first children's book with Billy hogging the spotlight during show-and-tell: "I proudly stood up and began my oration/ Concerning my choice for a future vocation." His formality gives way to freewheeling fantasies as he envisions himself a world-famous chef ("My walls will be filled with awards that I've gotten/ For toast-on-a-stick and my Twinkies au gratin"), a snail trainer ("Why, that's a no-brainer!"), a lathe operator, and a giraffe milker ("It's oh-so-cliche to get milk from a cow,/ And I bet all those cows need a break anyhow"). The tempo quickens when the boy begins listing rather than describing potential professions, even the most mainstream of which Hargis (Jackson and Bud's Bumpy Ride) portrays with comedic hyperbole. He offers especially outlandish depictions of Billy as gorilla masseuse, deodorant tester, and tarantula shaver. After all the wackiness, Yankovic's poem wraps up on a more realistic note, as the boy finds career inspiration closer to school. Ages 4-8. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Series Sprout (Canton, Ohio)
Subjects Readiness for school -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) -- Activity programs.
Early childhood education -- Activity programs.
Social sciences -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) -- Activity programs.
Communities -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) -- Activity programs.
Municipal services -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) -- Activity programs.
Publisher [Canton, Ohio] :2016
Other Titles Nontraditional items, Educational materials for children, Kits.
Community helpers A-Z.
When I grow up.
Contributors Kalman, Bobbie. Community helpers A-Z.
Yankovic, Al. When I grow up.
Early Childhood Resource Center, publisher.
Language English
Notes Title from contents list.
Description 1 kit ; in clear plastic backpack + 2 books + 1 Joey magnetic pretend play (1 figure, 1 base, 6 outfits: 5 piece fireman, 3 piece policeman, 5 piece pirate, 5 piece knight, 3 piece construction worker, 5 piece super hero & activity guide) + 1 spatial relationships play set (7 pieces & 5 cards) + 1 activity sheet + 1 booklet.
ISBN 9780061926914
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