Two new McCartney items to add to the collection today.
Paul McCartney has written another children’s book. It follows on from his Hey Grandude!, kids story released in 2019.
This one is Grandude’s Green Submarine and once again the story has been illustrated by the talentented Canadian artist, Kathryn Durst.
And, as with the previous title, there’s also a separate audio book on CD – with McCartney not only reading his story but also providing the original music. This is along similar lines to the Hey Grandude! audio book, but the music is different and its played by him and band member, Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens.
Firstly, here’s the book cover, front and rear. It’s a large-format hardback with a protective dust jacket:
Just like the Hey Grandude! book, if you take the dust jacket off, there’s a completely different cover design underneath, front and rear:
The design of the book is stylishly done and has lots of nice touches. Here are two pages from inside to give you a feel for the contents:
And this is the audio book CD, which has Paul himself reading the book. Penguin Books has once again packaged this up nicely in a gatefold cover with a decent booklet. The CD takes all the elements from the book and carries them through the whole design. Here’s the front cover:
And the rear:
They’ve gone to some trouble, making it a gatefold:
And here’s the booklet containing the credits (and two biographies):
(As usual, click on the images to see larger versions)