Mayor picks ‘Weird’ book

Mayor picks ‘Weird’ book | The News-Sentinel – Fort Wayne IN.

Mayor Tom Henry visited Perry Hill Elementary School to help celebrate Literacy Week at the school.

Henry read to the entire school during an afternoon assembly in the gym. The book chosen for the event was “When I Grow Up” by Al Yankovic.

Yes, that’s right, “Weird Al” Yankovic – known for his spoofs of popular tunes like “Our Love’s in Jeopardy/I lost on Jeopardy” or “Beat It/Eat It” – released a children’s book in December. Judging from the reaction of the student body, it is pretty funny. Henry said he will read at several area schools this week.

“I really enjoy doing these,” Henry said. He also noted that the younger people are when they learn to read, the more successful they will be in school and life.

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