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Al Yankovic: When I Grow Up

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Good, silly fun with wacky interactive bits and mini-games.

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It's nice to have the author provide his own narration for AL YANKOVIC: WHEN I GROW UP. His over-the-top enthusiasm fits the absurdly silly text perfectly. The interactive bits are fun -- rolling pencils, walking shoes, and flying papers, and even a chance to write your name on classroom decorations -- and can be challenging to find (a good or bad thing, depending on how you look at it). The mini-games are flat-out goofy (especially "Tarantula Shaver"), but they're fun bonuses, even if the controls on "Gorilla Masseuse" feel a bit touchy. The "master debater" line is questionable, but will be overlooked by most kids. And it would have been nice to have the text highlighted. But this is still a pretty great book app as it is.

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