Oh, Pharrell. If you watch The Voice then you know how amazing he is, whether he’s inspiring a talented singer or trying to charm someone to join his team. He does it in this magical, melodious manner, in a way Adam, Blake and Gwen simply cannot do. So if you’ve seen what he’s done with aspiring singers, you should see how amazing he is with a group of children.
Pharrell is turning his hit song “Happy” into a book. Not only does he ask kids what makes them happy he also asks why they enjoy reading. And, naturally, their answers were pretty astounding.
“Putting ‘Happy’ into a book for kids was an opportunity to give the message yet another platform,” Pharrell says in the video. “You can see that there’s been a spark.”
But Pharrell isn’t just promoting the idea of happiness through his book. The singer and Voice judge is teaming up with Penguin Books and FirstBook, a non-profit literacy organization, to launch a campaign called #ReadHAPPY, which will donate up to 50,000 books to children in need.
“Every child on this planet deserves to experience the joy of reading,” said Pharrell in a statement through Penguin. Penguin also announced that every time the hashtag #readHappy is posted on social media, a donation will be made.
Now, doesn’t that make you happy?