Weird Al’s ebook app is a fun read

Did you know that the satirical singer Weird Al Yankovic wrote a children’s book? I didn’t, at least not until the app came out last week.

The book is titled When I Grow Up. It’s a collection of visual jokes based on absurd professions (milking giraffes, for example).  A lot of the scenes are written on the same level of absurdity as his songs, so if you’re a fan you might want to get the app. It’s $3 in iTunes.

Even though it’s based on a children’s book, this a pretty fun app. It’s based on the book, but the app also adds narration (by Al himself), games, and other extras.

This app is half a step away from being the kind of product someone could develop just to sell to fans.  It’s easy to pirate a song, but hard to pirate this app. Tweak it a little and I think it would appeal to them.

What do you think?

via iTunes

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

1 Comment

  1. Meena21 June, 2011

    Its intresting and very funny 🙂


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