Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Paul McCartney Graduates from Yellow to Green Submarine in Children’s Book Coming this Fall


Paul McCartney does not stand still, or even sit down, at age 78 (and 79 coming in June).

In September he’ll publish an illustrated children’s book called “Granddad’s Green Submarine.” It’s a sequel to his last children’s book called “Hey! Granddude.”

Of course, Paul is famously associated with a Yellow Submarine of long ago.

This Sub is Green, however, and may run on something other than fossil fuels.

That’s not all Paul is doing. Next month comes “McCartney III Reimagined,” with a bunch of recording artists covering songs from Paul’s acclaimed “McCartney III” album which was released in December 2020.

In August, of course, we get the “Let it Be” 50 th anniversary project one year late in the form of Peter Jackson’s “Get Back” documentary and maybe some kind of album to go along with it.

Oh yeah, and Paul is still working on the Broadway musical of “It’s a Wonderful Life” for 2022.

As for the book, Paul says on his website:

“I’m really happy with how ‘Hey Grandude!’ was received as this was a very personal story for me, celebrating Grandudes everywhere and their relationships and adventures with their grandchildren. I love that it has become a book read to grandkids at bedtime all around the world. I always said if people liked the first book and there was an appetite for more I would write some further adventures for Grandude – so he’s back and this time with his special invention, Grandude’s green submarine!”


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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