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Beatles song to be adapted into a children’s book

Beatles song to be adapted into a children’s book

The Beatles' 1968 song "Octopus's Garden", written by Ringo Starr, is set to be turned into a children's book.

Starr has given publishing house Simon & Schuster permission to turn the song into a picture book, with illustrations by Ben Cort, who is currently behind the kids series Alien's Love Underpants, reports The Guardian.

Starr said: "It gives me great pleasure to collaborate with Ben Cort and Simon & Schuster for the further adventures of Octopus's Garden. Peace and love." The book will be published on October 24 and will come with a CD featuring unheard music from Starr.

The world's first major exhibition about the life of Ringo Starr will open tomorrow (June 12) at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Ringo: Peace & Love will close in November 2013, before touring cities across the world in 2014.

On display will be never-been-seen photographs as well as letters, documents and original artefacts, including the drum kit Ringo played at Shea Stadium and on The Ed Sullivan Show as well as his Sgt Pepper suit, Help! cape and jacket worn during The Beatles' famous London rooftop concert. For more information visit: grammymuseum.org.

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