Two new McCartney items to add to the collection today.
First up the children’s book Hey Grandude!, written by Paul McCartney and illustrated by Kathryn Durst, plus the audio book for the same title on CD – with McCartney not only reading the story but also providing some original music that’s played by him as well.
Firstly, here’s the book’s cover, front and rear. It’s a large format hardback with a protective dust jacket:
Interestingly, 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 packaged this up nicely. It 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 there’s an insert booklet containing the credits (and two biographies) that folds out:
(As usual, click on the images to see larger versions)