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Happy!

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Happy!

Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams's super-hit song "Happy" is now a picture book
Nominated for an Academy Award in 2014, "Happy" hit number one on Billboard's Hot 100 list, and has topped the charts in more than seventy-five countries worldwide. Now Pharrell Williams brings his beloved song to the youngest of readers in photographs of children across cultures celebrating what it means to be happy. All the exuberance of the song pulses from these vibrant photographs of excited, happy kids. This is a picture book full of memorable, precious childhood moments that will move readers in the same way they were moved by the song.

"Happy" has had the world dancing ever since it first hit the airwaves, and now the irresistibly cheerful tune will come to life on the page with Pharrell Williams's very first picture book! A keepsake and true classic in the making.
Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams's super-hit song "Happy" is now a picture book
Nominated for an Academy Award in 2014, "Happy" hit number one on Billboard's Hot 100 list, and has topped the charts in more than seventy-five countries worldwide. Now Pharrell Williams brings his beloved song to the youngest of readers in photographs of children across cultures celebrating what it means to be happy. All the exuberance of the song pulses from these vibrant photographs of excited, happy kids. This is a picture book full of memorable, precious childhood moments that will move readers in the same way they were moved by the song.

"Happy" has had the world dancing ever since it first hit the airwaves, and now the irresistibly cheerful tune will come to life on the page with Pharrell Williams's very first picture book! A keepsake and true classic in the making.
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  • DOGO Books super10 - I thought this was a great book! It had me dancing in my head! This book has the lyrics explained, so I actually know what Pharrell is actually saying
  • Publisher's Weekly

    October 5, 2015
    Williams's hit song, a radio fixture since its 2013 release on the soundtrack to the film Despicable Me 2, is recast as a picture book, its earwormy lyrics paired with photos of a multicultural crew of children staged with costumes, cardboard props, chalk drawings, and digital embellishments. The staged scenes can be extremely literal: the line "I'm a hot air balloon that could go to space" is set against a violet-black backdrop dotted with chalk-drawn planets and stars (one girl floats past in a paper hot-air balloon, while another wears sneakers, a silver gown, and an astronaut's helmet as she rockets through space under her own power). Later, there is indeed a "room without a roof" and a child dressed as a judge, since "happiness is the truth." Even so, the expressive outfits and giant smiles the children wear are beyond infectious, and the homespun nature of the props and setups (a group of rockers plays on cardboard instruments, not Fender guitars) make the book feel like a celebration of kids being kids. Ages 3–7. Agent: Mel Berger, William Morris Endeavor.

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