Pharrell Williams has deal for 'Happy' picture book, 3 more

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Pharrell Williams continues to ride the success of his hit song, Happy, having turned it into a series of children's books that will feature photographs of children from around the world celebrating what is means to be happy.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Pharrell Williams performs onstage during the Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life - An All-Star GRAMMY Salute held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on February 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Helen Lasichanh (L) and recording artist Pharrell Williams attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artist Pharrell Williams (L) and composer/musician Hans Zimmer perform onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artist Pharrell Williams performs onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 22: Pharrell Williams performs onstage during 93.3 FLZ’s Jingle Ball 2014 at Amalie Arena on December 22, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Pharrell Williams poses backstage at iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014, hosted by Z100 New York and presented by Goldfish Puffs at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: Recording artist Pharrell Williams performs onstage during KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2014 powered by LINE at Staples Center on December 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: Singers Pharrell Williams (L) and Gwen Stefani attend KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2014 powered by LINE at Staples Center on December 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: Recording artist Pharrell Williams performs onstage during KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2014 powered by LINE at Staples Center on December 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Pharrell Williams has a "Happy" deal for a series of children's picture books.

The Grammy Award-winning performer has an agreement with Putnam Books for Young Readers for four picture books, starting with one inspired by his hit song.

Putnam announced Tuesday that the book, "Happy," will be published Sept. 22 and will feature photographs of children from around the world "celebrating what it means to be happy." It plans a first printing of 250,000 copies.

Pharrell has won 10 Grammys, including two for "Happy."

"Happy" was featured on the soundtrack of "Despicable Me 2" and was an Oscar nominee last year for best song.

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