SIR Paul McCartney has penned his first children’s book called Hey Grandude.
The Beatles legend, whose grandkids nickname him Grandude, said the picture book is based on a magic old man of the same name.
Paul said he hopes grandparents will read the book to their grandkids at bed time[/caption]
Announcing the book yesterday morning, the 76-year-old Hey Jude singer revealed: “I’ve got eight grandchildren and they’re all beautiful and one day one of them said to me ‘Hey Grand-dude!’.
“I said ‘What?’ and I thought, I kind of like that, so from then on I was kind of known as Grand-dude.”
Sir Paul, who released 18th studio album Egypt Station this month, said Grandude goes on adventures with four grandchildren, who he calls Chillers.
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Speaking to ITV’s Holly Willoughby, 37, and Phillip Schofield, 56, he continued: “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 bed time.”
Hey Grandude is released next September.