Current Version Version: 1.0
Developer HarperCollins Publishers
Rating
Price $4.00
Filed Under Entertainment
Age rating 4+
Compatibility
  • iPhone (Original)
  • iPod Touch
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3G S
  • iPad

Description

*Top 5 in paid iPad and iPhone book apps on the App Store—June 2011 *“New and Noteworthy”—Apple “The “When I Grow Up” app…offers interactive games and features based on the book, including the option to have Mr. Yankovic read it to you, and opportunities to practice some of Billy’s more fanciful future occupations, such as shaving a tarantula or massaging a gorilla.” -- The New York Times “As you read through the book, tilting and tapping your device elicits all sorts of hidden surprises: On one screen, tilting might make Billy’s crayons slide around his desk; swiping on another screen sends his homework flying.” -- MacWorld “Weird Al” Yankovic’s bestselling picture book comes to glorious life with multiple interactions and animations on every screen, fun but challenging games, exclusive audio, and more in a rich, engaging app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. 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! With a tip of the hat to Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein, Yankovic’s virtuoso wordplay combines with irresistible interactions and laugh-out-loud humor in an unbridled celebration of creativity that will have users of all ages considering afresh what they want to be when they grow up. Fabulous highlights include: PERSONALIZATION—Enter the world of the story by adding your name to key scenes. EXUBERANT NARRATION—Select “Read Myself” or check out the inspired “Read to Me” option performed by the one and only Weird Al himself and featuring audio synched to text. GREAT SOUND EFFECTS—Interactive features include sound clips from Al available only in this app. EXTENSIVE INTERACTIONS—Tap, swipe, and tilt your device to interact with the characters and setting. EXCELLENT GAMES—Challenging games give you a chance to try your hand at unusual career options. Never shaved a tarantula before? Here’s your chance! **Look for the many hidden Easter eggs and silly surprises!** Known for more than thirty years as America’s premier satirist of popular music and culture, “Weird Al” Yankovic is a comedian, singer/songwriter, music producer, actor, director, and bestselling author. He has won three Grammy Awards and has sold more comedy recordings than anyone else in history.

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