Oh Happy Day! Pharrell snags a book deal to turn "Happy" into a kids book!

Because we’re happy! Congratulations are in order for music mogul Pharrell Williams who just a signed an amazing book deal! The deal is with Putnam/Penguin books to write four children’s books based off his hit single “Happy.” The book will show young readers various pictures across the world celebrating what it means to be happy. 250 thousand copies of the first installment titled  “Happy,” the book will be published on September 22nd.  Williams did release a statement about the project and said:

“I’m humbled by the global success of ‘Happy,’ but especially in awe of the song’s young fans. 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.”

See how this worldwide hit all started here on the Sway in the Morning show:


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