Keith Richards Writing Book for Kids
'Gus & Me' celebrates his grandfather
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 11, 2014 5:35 PM CDT
Updated Mar 12, 2014 12:01 AM CDT
This image released by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers shows the upcoming children's book 'Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar,' by Keith Richards.   (AP Photo/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

(Newser) – Keith Richards is 70 now and a grandfather five times over, so maybe the idea of the Stones' guitarist writing a kids' book isn't as jarring as it once might have been. Richards is writing an homage to his own grandfather in Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar, reports the Guardian. As the title suggests, it's about how his grandfather, jazz musician Theodore Augustus Dupree, introduced him to music. Richards' daughter Theodora will do the illustrations for the book, which is due out in September. It follows the 2010 release of his autobiography, Life, notes CBS.

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CaptainStubing
Mar 19, 2014 2:14 PM CDT
"Hey, kids! Gather 'round and I'll read ya some of me book, "The Adventures of Herbie, The Happy Heroin Needle."
TONI MARTIN
Mar 12, 2014 9:27 PM CDT
What to tell kids all about drugs and booze... and what it will do to you...... Now that's a scary thought!!!!
John
Mar 12, 2014 5:58 PM CDT
I trust he is mature enough to know that he should not do any "book signing" events or include his photo within the book. Keith Richard's is by no means suitable for photography.