What's New

Fixes a compatibility issue with iOS7 and improves some graphic rendering

App Description

*WEBBY PEOPLE’S VOICE WINNER: Entertainment—Handheld Devices*
“BEST IN SHOW: Mobile Applications—Entertainment”
—w3 Awards, International Academy of Visual Arts
*#1 Best Kids Apps Reader’s Choice Award Winner*
*App Gems: Honorable Mention, MacWorld*

*“New and Noteworthy”—Apple*
*Top 5 in paid iPad and iPhone books apps—June 2011*
*Featured in NY Times & USA Today*
*Mentioned on ABC’s “The View”*

*“It’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 Billy’s career choices. Each one carries over Wes Hargis’ 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.”—Wired.com GeekDad

*“Offers interactive games and features, 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

*“Good, silly fun.”—Common Sense Media

*“Chock full of interactive Easter eggs. It's OK if you download this app even if you don't have kids.”—CNET

*“An engaging and entertaining digital storybook.”—Tom’s Guide

*“A great digital transformation of the physical storybook [and] a great iOS reading experience.”—apple’n’apps

“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.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • May 14, 2014 New version 2.1
  • May 07, 2014 New version 2.0
  • August 15, 2012 New version 1.2
  • August 08, 2012 Initial release
  • June 23, 2011 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99