Pharrell Asked A Bunch Of Kids Why They Love Reading And It Was Adorable

♫Clap along if you feel like #ReadHAPPY is the truth♫

1. Filed under “news that will put a *smile* on your face: Pharrell is transforming his hit-single “Happy” into a children’s book of the same name.

G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

2. And here’s a first look at the book trailer, which adorably shows the platinum artist talking to kids and asking what makes them happy:

3. He also asks why they enjoy reading.

4. And is met with some pretty inspirational responses.

5. “Putting happy into a book for kids was an opportunity to give the message yet another platform. You can see that there’s been a spark,” Pharell says in the video.

6. Not only is he promoting the idea of happiness through his book, but Pharrell is also spearheading a campaign with Penguin Books called #ReadHAPPY, which will donate books to children in need.

If you use the hashtag #ReadHAPPY to post photos and explanations about why reading makes you happy, Penguin will donate a book to First Book, a nonprofit that helps children gain access to books and educational resources. They’ll donate up to 50,000 books.

7. “If this book makes one child ask him or herself, ‘What makes me happy?’ then we’ve done our job,” Pharrell said.

8. You can buy a copy of Happy! on October 6.

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