GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Musician/parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic wrote the children's book "When I Grow Up" in 2011. So what did he do afterward? That's right; he wrote another one.
Yankovic's new book "My New Teacher and Me" is about a boy named Billy who has an active imagination and a no non-nonsense teacher. Yankovic's desire came from his interest in children's literature.
"I've been a huge fan of Dr. Seuss ever since I was a small child myself; loved Shel Silverstein and I have reproduced myself, so I have a daughter of my own, so I thought it would be cool to have that. It would be fun to have a book to read to my daughter at bedtime.
"She loves it. In fact, she proofread it for me. She corrected all the syntax and grammar," Yankovic said jokingly when asked if his daughter had seen the book.
24 Hour News 8's Emily Linnert talked to Yankovic on Thursday. Watch the video above for the entire interview, as he discusses the book, his career and an upcoming album.
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