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Pharrell Williams Has An Announcement That Will Make Kids 'Happy'

The Short of It

You know the song. If it hasn't been stuck in your head at least once, well, we know it has. Now Pharrell Williams' wildly popular and catchy tune, "Happy," is being turned into a children's book.

The Lowdown

Putnam Books plans to publish a series of books for little ones, starting with "Happy." This photo book will feature kids from around the world "celebrating what it means to be happy."

"I'm humbled by the global success of 'Happy,' but especially in awe of the song's young fans," the singer said in a statement. "My collaboration with Penguin 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."

Meanwhile, Don Weisberg, president of Penguin Young Readers, commented on this exciting new partnership by saying, "Pharrell has an important and inspiring message about individuality and being your best self, and we're proud to help him share that with young children."

The Upshot

It's true that kids love the song "Happy." At least my kiddos do! They bee-bop around with big smiles on their faces whenever the tune comes up on Pandora. And as a parent, I love the positive message, too. It sure beats a lot of the stuff on the radio that I don't even want to attempt to explain to my kids! I definitely plan to buy the book when it hits stores Sept. 22.

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