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‘Hey Grandude!’ — a picture book by Paul McCartney!

Grandude is not your everyday kind of grandfather. True, he has some stereotypical grandfather characteristics. He lives in a very normal house in a very normal street. He has snow-white hair and a tendency to fall asleep in his armchair. But, he also has something extraordinary and utterly amazing: he owns a magical compass!

When his 4 grandchildren (whom he fondly nicknames The Chillers) are staying over for the weekend and the weather is dull, even Grandude’s house full of music, books and artefacts doesn’t provide enough distraction to prevent boredom from setting in. The Chillers’ energy levels are low… Until Grandude pulls out his magical compass and a pile of postcards. The start of a dazzling trip around the world!

Grandude turns out to be a fearless explorer. Using his magical compass, he guides The Chillers from one continent to the next where they experience crazy adventures and narrowly escape from great dangers. Thankfully, Grandude makes sure that his Chillers return back home sound and safe, and well in time for bed :). That Grandude, he definitely is a bit of a legend in the grandfather department!

Hey Grandude!
Hey Granddude!

The compelling story of the new picture book ‘Hey Grandude!’ is rhythmically written in an upbeat tempo, which is no surprise if you consider that the author of the book is another bit of a legend (but not just in the grandfather department): the one and only Paul McCartney! How wonderful that Paul has extended his infinite talents to a new-to-him field, children’s books!

With wonderful, colourful illustrations by the well-known Canadian illustrator Kathryn Durst, the book is a real pageturner. You just want to find out what will happen next!

Hey Granddude!
Hey Granddude!

‘I wanted to write it for grandparents everywhere – and the kids – so it gives you something to read to the grandkids at bed time.’ Paul McCartney says. Indeed, ‘Hey Grandude!’ is the ideal grandparent gift. But this book also makes a lovely addition to the family library! It can be purchased here.

xxx Esther

PS This post is sponsored by Paul McCartney’s publisher, Puffin Books. They also sent over some fun activity sheet for us to share! You can download PDFs to print here, here and also here — enjoy!


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Comments (2)

Addie Ladner
September 5, 2019

Oh I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited about a kids book. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! Thanks for sharing. Xx


Esther in Amsterdam
September 12, 2019

I know right! All so exciting 🙂 xx


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