Fresh off last week’s (Feb. 8) three Grammy wins, Skateboard P continues his winning streak with the announcement of a new movement for the businessman. Hitting your local bookstore this fall, Pharrell snags a major children’s book deal with Putnam Publishing, a division of Penguin Books, penning four books and kicking off the first with a special treat.
The first of four picture books is based off of Pharrell’s biggest record, “Happy,” with Putnam producing an initial run of 250,000 copies. The book is said to feature photographs from children worldwide celebrating their take on happiness. Speaking on the new venture, the creative genius says, “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.”
We have to applaud P on growing his brand and making sure “Happy” becomes more than just an overplayed, smash single. Find the first book on shelves, September 22, 2015.