Sir Paul McCartney pens his first children’s book called Hey Grandude

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.

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Paul said he hopes grandparents will read the book to their grandkids at bed time[/caption]

Sir Paul McCartney has written his first children’s book called Hey Grandude

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.

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.


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