Happy!

by Williams, Pharrell,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Toddler P WIL
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Toddler
 
Call Number  P WIL
 
 
Summary
Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams's super-hit song "Happy" is now a board 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 board 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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Singer-songwriter Williams brings the lyrics of his popular tune (featured in the movie Despicable Me 2) into print with this upbeat picture book. Double-page spreads feature the lyrics, along with photographs of smiling, multiethnic children wearing space suits, flying kites, dodging raindrops, and dancing, all superimposed against digitally produced backgrounds. The text literally dances across the page, with bold capital letters used for emphasized words. Yellow is employed to good effect throughout, especially on the cover, which depicts an embossed, neon sign of the title. Although no Minions or movie scenes are portrayed, and the music is not included, this effort will no doubt please the Grammy winner's numerous fans. However, those looking for a story-hour activity book will be better served by traditional standards such as G. Brian Karas' I Know an Old Lady (1995) or Paul Zelinsky's Knick-Knack Paddywhack (2002). Appended is a letter addressed to kids explaining how they can become Happy Helpers. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The Despicable Me films are wildly popular in their own right. Add Grammy winner Williams to the mix, and this will fly off the shelf.--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "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. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Happiness -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature.
Conduct of life -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature.
Children's songs -- United States -- Texts.
Songs -- United States -- Texts.
Happiness -- Pictorial works.
Songs.
Board books.
Publisher New York, NY :G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House,2016
Edition First board book edition.
Contributors Pratt, Amanda, photographer.
Language English
Notes Cover title.
On board pages.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
ISBN 9780399548123
0399548122
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