Paul McCartney’s New Children’s Book, ‘Hey Grandude’

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Paul McCartney has published his first picture book. Hey Grandude!, from Penguin Books’ Puffin imprint in the U.K. and Random House Books For Young Readers in the U.S., is described as “the story of a super-cool Grandad who takes his four grandchildren on a whirlwind magical mystery tour, from tropical seas to Alpine mountains, all before bedtime.”

The story, inspired by McCartney‘s own experiences of being a grandfather, is brought to life with colorful illustrations from artist, Kathryn Durst.

McCartney has narrated the audiobook edition, along with composing some exclusive original music for the soundtrack.

Watch “Grandude” record a portion of the audiobook

On September 6, Durst joined the book’s celebrity author for an in-store appearance in London at the Piccadilly branch of London’s Waterstones chain.

Watch McCartney greeted by his fans, following the in-store event

It’s been a busy 12 months for McCartney with many dates for his Freshen Up concert tour, a new studio album (Egypt Station), and reissues of many of his live albums.

Related: Humorist Will Durst wrote about the Freshen Up tour FAQs

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