When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic; Wes Hargis (Illustrator)Grammy Award winner and pop culture icon "Weird Al" Yankovic delivers his first picture book, bringing his trademark wit, wordplay, and silliness to a story that explores the timeless question "What do you want to be when you grow up" Funny and charming, this is a celebration of creativity and possibility. An Amazon Best Book of the Month! "The farce and parody make this a rare book with appeal to both kids and adults" (Booklist). It's Show-and-Tell time in Mrs. Krupp's class, and Billy just can't wait for his turn! Today the class is discussing what they want to be when they grow up, and our exuberant eight-year-old hero is bursting to tell everyone about his future career plans. In dazzling wordplay and delicious rhymes, Billy regales his patient teacher and amazed classmates with tales of the variety of careers he wants to pursue--each more outlandish and wildly imaginative than the last!
Ten Birds [Problem solving] by Cybèle Young (Illustrator); Cybèle Young (Illustrator)A clever counting book and fable unlike any other and winner of the 2011 Governor General's Award for Illustration. Ten birds are trying to figure out how to get to the other side of the river. The bird they call ?Brilliant? devises a pair of stilts. The bird they call ?Highly Satisfactory? engineers a raft. One by one, nine resourceful birds make the crossing until a single bird is left behind - the one they call ?Needs Improvement.' This bird's solution proves surprising - and absurdly simple. More than a counting book, Ten Birds is a witty story that highlights ingenuity, common sense and the inadequacies of labels. Cybèle Young's intricate chiaroscuro pen-and-ink drawings depict a rich alternative world that both children and adults will marvel over.