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App Description*WEBBY PEOPLEâ€™S VOICE WINNER: Entertainmentâ€”Handheld Devices*
â€śBEST IN SHOW: Mobile Applicationsâ€”Entertainmentâ€ť
â€”w3 Awards, International Academy of Visual Arts
*#1 Best Kids Apps Readerâ€™s Choice Award Winner*
*App Gems: Honorable Mention, MacWorld*
*â€śNew and Noteworthyâ€ťâ€”Apple*
*Top 5 in paid iPad and iPhone books appsâ€”June 2011*
*Featured in NY Times & USA Today*
*Mentioned on ABCâ€™s â€śThe Viewâ€ť*
*â€śItâ€™s a blast. What sets WHEN I GROW UP apart is, well, first of all, Al himself. His narration brings the wackiness to life. One of the best parts is the minigames inspired by Billyâ€™s career choices. Each one carries over Wes Hargisâ€™ excellent watercolor illustrations but animates them and puts you in the action. I challenge you not to laugh as you your kids chase the hairy spiders around with a pair of buzzing clippers.â€ťâ€”Wired.com GeekDad
*â€śOffers interactive games and features, and opportunities to practice some of Billyâ€™s more fanciful future occupations, such as shaving a tarantula or massaging a gorilla.â€ťâ€”The New York Times
*â€śGood, silly fun.â€ťâ€”Common Sense Media
*â€śChock full of interactive Easter eggs. It's OK if you download this app even if you don't have kids.â€ťâ€”CNET
*â€śAn engaging and entertaining digital storybook.â€ťâ€”Tomâ€™s Guide
*â€śA great digital transformation of the physical storybook [and] a great iOS reading experience.â€ťâ€”appleâ€™nâ€™apps
â€śThe â€śWhen I Grow Upâ€ť appâ€¦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 Billyâ€™s more fanciful future occupations, such as shaving a tarantula or massaging a gorilla.â€ť -- The New York Times
â€śAs you read through the book, tilting and tapping your device elicits all sorts of hidden surprises: On one screen, tilting might make Billyâ€™s crayons slide around his desk; swiping on another screen sends his homework flying.â€ť -- MacWorld
â€śWeird Alâ€ť Yankovicâ€™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.
Billyâ€™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, Yankovicâ€™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:
PERSONALIZATIONâ€”Enter the world of the story by adding your name to key scenes.
EXUBERANT NARRATIONâ€”Select â€śRead Myselfâ€ť or check out the inspired â€śRead to Meâ€ť option performed by the one and only Weird Al himself and featuring audio synched to text.
GREAT SOUND EFFECTSâ€”Interactive features include sound clips from Al available only in this app.
EXTENSIVE INTERACTIONSâ€”Tap, swipe, and tilt your device to interact with the characters and setting.
EXCELLENT GAMESâ€”Challenging games give you a chance to try your hand at unusual career options. Never shaved a tarantula before? Hereâ€™s your chance!
**Look for the many hidden Easter eggs and silly surprises!**
Known for more than thirty years as Americaâ€™s premier satirist of popular music and culture, â€śWeird Alâ€ť 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.
August 16, 2012 New version 1.2
September 15, 2011 New version 1.1
June 26, 2011 Price Decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
June 24, 2011 Price Decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
November 30, -0001 Initial Release