Written by Paul McCartney and Illustrated by Kathryn Durst
Puffin (UK) / Random House (US)
Released on hardback, paperback, Yoto card and audiobook Paul has narrated the audiobook himself, along with composing some exclusive original music which you can also hear in this soundtrack.
Inspired by Paul’s own experience of being a grandude (a name his grandchildren have given him), Hey Grandude! is an action-packed picture book that introduces a magical intrepid explorer grandfather — the eponymous Grandude — and his four grandchildren - he calls them Chillers . Join them as they ride flying fish, dodge stampedes, and escape avalanches. All brought to life with funny, colourful illustrations from talented artist and rising star, Kathryn Durst.
The book was a New York Times Number 1 bestseller, selling 300,000 copies around the world with translations in 32 languages and counting. It introduced a magical grandpa – the eponymous Grandude - who was inspired by a nickname Paul’s own eight grandchildren had given him.