Pharrell's 'Happy' to be a children's book

'Happy' - the ubiquitous Pharrell song - will be a children's picture book

Pharrell Williams will turn his smash hit song "Happy" into a children's book this fall, Billboard reports. The musician has signed on to publish four kids' books with Putnam in all. 

"Happy" just won two Grammy Awards, for pop solo performance and music video. As anchor of the soundtrack to "Despicable Me 2," it was a song finalist at the 2014 Oscars. It later appeared on Pharrell's solo record "Girl." Now the song's message -- about being happy -- will be available in a picture book.

According to the announcement, "Happy" the book will feature photographs of children from around the world "celebrating what it means to be happy." It will be published Sept. 22 with a first printing of a whopping 250,000 copies.

In a statement, Pharrell said, "I'm humbled by the global success of 'Happy,' but especially in awe of the song’s young fans. My collaboration with Penguin [Putnam's parent company] allows me to continue a dialogue with these children in a fresh, new way. We’re both committed to feeding the curiosity of young minds with imagination."

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