McCartney's frog friend
13:30 03 June 2005
Sir Paul McCartney is penning his first children's book.
The Beatles star, who has five children, has revealed the story follows two friends, a squirrel and a frog, on an adventure to save animals from hunters.
The musician, whose latest child is a one-year-old daughter with second wife Heather Mills, is working alongside veteran children's writer Philip Ardagh and animator Geoff Dunbar on the picture-book project.
McCartney says 'High in the Clouds: An Urban Furry Tail', is based on his 2004 animated film, 'Tropic Island Hum'.
The pop legend revealed: "Having worked on this story and the characters for many years, it's very exciting for me to see things come to fruition in what I think will be a remarkable book."
The book, to be published in October, comes 20 years after his 1984 animated children's film and song 'We All Stand Together' and his 2001 poetry book 'Blackbird Singing'.
McCartney is following in the footsteps of a number of pop stars-turned-novelists for children including Madonna, whose fifth book, based on the teachings of the Kabbalah, is published later this month.
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