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July 10, 2011 | Al Yankovic,Books

I read When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic (illustrated by Wes Hargis) in April.

I love this book.

If you have an 8-year-old like I do, you will understand the wide-open-spaces dreaming of what to be when you grow up. It changes every day, and there’s nothing better than hearing about those gigantic hopes and dreams.

Al Yankovic captures it perfectly with wonderful rhymes and great illustrations by Wes Hargis. (Yes, that Al Yankovic.)

“My walls will be filled with awards that I’ve gotten
For toast-on-a-stick and my Twinkies au gratin.
My kitchen will be the most famous in France,
So make reservations twelve years in advance!
There’s no doubt about it — I’m certain, you see —
A world-renowned chef is what I’m gonna be.”

I’ll bet you anything he grew up reading Dr. Seuss. My kids love this book!

Posted by Becky @ 3:49 pm  

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