Sir Paul McCartney’s picture book, Grandude’s Green Submarine, inspired a special episode of the online children’s yoga series Cosmic Kids Yoga.
His book, which was first published last year, is the sequel to music icon Hey Grandude’s first picture book! and follow Grandude and his grandchildren – known as chillers – as they go on an underwater adventure to find their music-loving grandmother Nandude.
In a special episode of Cosmic Kids Yoga – a YouTube series written and presented by Jaime Amor – the adventures of Grandude and the chillers are combined with yoga to give children around the world the experience yoga and mindfulness through the power of storytelling.
Grandude and the chillers are guided to Nandude by her music, written by Sir Paul and featured in the special.
Former Beatles member and Grammy Award-winning solo artist, Sir Paul is a longtime yoga advocate and regularly practices it as part of his own workout regimen.
Sir Paul’s first children’s book, about the adventures of Grandude of the same name, was inspired by the nickname given to him by his eight grandchildren.
Sir Paul has four grown children with his late first wife and vegetarian food entrepreneur Linda Eastman – Heather, Mary, Stella and James. He also has an 18-year-old daughter, Beatrice, with his second ex-wife, Heather Mills.
In the commemorative episode of Cosmic Kids Yoga, Amor uses Grandude’s Blue Submarine storyline to guide younger viewers through a yoga routine, with the aim of entertaining children while encouraging them to build strength, balance and confidence.
The episode also features immersive illustrations from illustrator Kathryn Durst’s Blue Submarine Grandude.
Since its launch in 2012, the Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube channel has attracted over one million subscribers and over 350 million views.
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