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 (from goodreads).
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Some of you might already know that I have a soft spot for the parody talents of "Weird" Al Yankovic, and I don't normally review picture books on this blog, but when I browsed the bookstore and noticed this by the kid's section, I did a double take. "Wait ... he wrote a picture book?" I asked myself. Sure enough, I picked it up and flipped through it, and was greatly impressed. It felt like reading a Dr. Seuss book, being absurd and quirky as all get out, except with no made-up words (just a ton of made-up careers). It took five minutes to read. I simply had to buy it. That's what fans do, right?
But really, I think this is a modern, riotous classic!
I'm David, and when I grow up, I'm gonna do all of these things!