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Paul McCartney Announces New Children’s Book, Hey Grandude

Paul McCartney has just announced a new children’s picture book. The book, titled Hey Grandude, comes as McCartney’s second children’s book. McCartney co-wrote his first book, High in the Clouds with Philip Ardagh in 2005. He will publish his new book through Random House Kids.

McCartney himself has eight grandchildren, who call him Grandude. He explains in his book announcement tweet how one of the grandchildren called him Grandude, and it just stuck! The premise of the book stems from this nickname, and becomes the name of the character as well.

The story itself is about Grandude and his four “Chillers” that go on magical adventures together. (Chillers is what he calls the grandchildren). McCartney discusses how he wanted to create his character for all grandfathers, as a way to spend time with their grandchildren, and read them a book at bedtime. The book illustrated by Canadian artist Kathryn Durst is set to be published in September 2019.

This will be McCartney’s next major venture. His most recent album Egypt Station was released earlier this month. McCartney is also set to go on tour in 2019 as well. He was also featured in the latest 60minutes, where he spoke about a broad scope of topics– everything from how he writes music to his relationship with John Lennon.

Watch McCartney’s announcement video here, and look out for Hey Grandude in September 2019.

Featured Image: Instagram (@paulmccartney)

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