GNR to release children's picture book, 'Sweet Child O' Mine'

News 08/05/2020

Guns N' Roses has just revealed a new book for kids, titled Sweet Child O' Mine, after their iconic song of the same title.

The band collaborated with James Patterson, who turned the song lyrics into a kids' story.

The book synopsis on an Amazon pre-order listing writes, "Follow a child's wondrous discovery that music is everywhere around us–from the gentle wind blowing through the bluest skies, to the fearful crash of the thunder and the rain".

"As a longtime fan of Guns N' Roses, I'm thrilled to partner with the band in bringing their famed hit song to life on the page," Patterson says.

"Sweet Child O'Mine is a story that I know kids will love reading and that parents will love singing along to," he continued in the press release.

The cover illustration of the book features a father with an acoustic guitar holding his daughter's hand as they walk through a field of flowers.

Illustrated by the talented Jennifer Zivion, the book was inspired by adventures of "Maya and Natalia Rose, two young girls who have grown up touring with Guns N' Roses".

The book is due to be released in September.