Your first look at Paul McCartney’s picture book Hey Grandude!

This timeless picture book is an action-packed adventure story with a wonderful wind-down-to-bedtime ending. 

Hey Grandude Paul McCartney's book

Hey Grandude! is Paul McCartney’s first picture book and was published in September 2019 as a hardback, and as a CD and audio download narrated by Paul. Order your UK copy here (international pre-orders below): Waterstones | Amazon | WHSmith

The story

Meet Grandude, an intrepid explorer grandfather, and his four grandkids. With his magical colourful postcards, Grandude whisks his grandchildren off on incredible adventures. Join them as they ride flying fish, dodge stampedes, and escape avalanches...

Hey Grandude Paul McCartney's book

It’s a wild rollercoaster ride with a twist of magic, and a heartwarming family story, inspired by Paul’s own experiences of being a grandfather. Brought to life with funny, colourful illustrations from talented artist Kathryn Durst, this is the perfect picture book for parents, grandparents and their little explorers. 

Hey Grandude Paul McCartney's book

Grab a copy!

Order your copy now from the following international retailers:

UK: Waterstones | Amazon | WHSmith US: Indiebound | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Booksamillion Canada: Penguin | Indigo | Amazon Australia: Penguin Random House India: Amazon South Africa: Exclusive Books Germany: Annette Betz | Thalia | Amazon France: Interforum Russia: Clever

About the author and illustrator

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney’s career has been impossibly prolific and singularly influential. In the 1960s, Paul changed the world forever with The Beatles. He didn’t stop there, and has continued to push boundaries as a solo artist, with Wings, and collaborating with numerous world-renowned artists. He has received 18 Grammys, and in 1997 was knighted by H.M. The Queen for his services to music.

Paul is a dedicated philanthropist, advocating for many causes including animal rights and environmental issues. Paul’s most recent album Egypt Station was his first ever album to debut at Number One in the US album charts. He's also a very proud grandfather.

'I wanted to write it for grandparents everywhere – and the kids – so it gives you something to read to the grandkids at bedtime.' – Paul McCartney

Kathryn Durst
Kathryn Durst

Kathryn is a graduate of Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. With a background in animation, she has interned with Pixar Animation Studios in addition to working on children's books.

When she is not illustrating books, she may be found playing the accordion, growing vegetables, folk dancing or putting on shadow puppet shows. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her grumpy mini dachshund named Chili Dog.

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