Ringo Starr To Adapt ‘Octopus’s Garden’ as a Picture Book

By Maryann Yin 

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has inked a book deal with Simon & Schuster Children’s Books. Starr plans to adapt the song, “Octopus’s Garden,” into a picture book.

If you want to listen to the song, we’ve collected 20 versions of “Octopus’s Garden” as a free Spotify playlist.

The Beatles originally recorded that song for their 1969 hit album, “Abbey Road.” According to the release, the finished book will feature a CD “with audio content to include an original, previously un-heard music track from Ringo and a reading of the story.”

Simon & Schuster UK children’s publisher Ingrid Selberg negotiated the deal and secured world rights. The United Kingdom release date has been scheduled for October 2013. United States readers will have access to the book in January 2014.

20 Different Versions of Octopus’s Garden 

Ringo Starr – Octopus’s Garden
Rockabye Baby! – Octopus’s Garden
The Beatles Sing Alongs – Octopus Garden
Raffi – Octopus’s Garden
The Penny Lanes – Octopus’ Garden (Kids Version)
Heatbox – Octopus’s Garden
Yellow Dubmarine – Octopus’s Garden
Kidz Bop Kids – Octopus’ Garden
Ringo Starr – Octopus’s Garden
The Love Me Do’s – Octopus’s Garden – 1969
The Kids Beat Band – Octopus’ Garden (Kids Sing Version)
Richard Starkey – Octopus’s Garden
Max Cohen – Octopus’s Garden
Rolie Polie Guacamole – Octopus’s Garden
Steel Drum Island – Octopus’ Garden
Fred Mollin – Octopus’s Garden
Joanie Bartels – Octopus’ Garden
Various Artists – Octopus’s Garden
The Mother Goose Singers – Octopus’s Garden
The Persuasions – Octopus’s Garden