Keith Richards set to release children's book

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has teamed up with his daughter to release a children's book.

Keith Richards is set to release a children's book with his daughter. Credit: Matt Borowick/ABACA USA

The legendary rockstar and his daughter Theodora Richards are set to release the picture book, Gus and Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar, which is based on his own life.

Richards' grandfather Theodore Augustus Dupree, who was known as Gus, was a jazz musician and introduced Keith to music.

He said: "I have just become a grandfather for the fifth time, so I know what I'm talking about. The bond, the special bond, between kids and grandparents is unique and should be treasured.

"This is a story of one of those magical moments. May I be as great a grandfather as Gus was to me."

The book will be published as a hardback and ebook later this year.