Paul McCartney will narrate the audio version of his forthcoming children’s book, Hey Grandude!
Hey Grandude! is due to be released on 5th September and is about a magical grandfather and his four grandchildren, and is described by its publishers as being both a heartwarming family story and an adventure tale with a twist of magic.
McCartney said: “I’ve got eight grandchildren and they’re all beautiful and one day one of them said to me “Hey Grandude!”. I said “What?” and I thought, I kind of like that, so from then on I was kind of known as Grandude. So I thought, you know what, it’s actually a nice idea for a book, so I started to write some stories, and then I talked to the book publishers and they liked what I was doing.
“So basically it’s about a character called Grandude who represents grandfathers everywhere. He has four grandchildren and he calls them ‘chillers’. They love him and they go on adventures with him and he’s kind of magical, so you’ll see that in the book. I wanted to write it for grandparents everywhere – and the kids – so it gives you something to read to the grandkids at bedtime.”