What song is so catchy that it makes you want to get up and dance instantly?
For us, it’s the song Happy by Pharrell Williams. Did you know that there’s a kids book version of the song? We were sent a free copy to review and let you know about the awesome 12 days of book giveaways over on the Penguin Kids Facebook Page. So many great titles to possibly win. You can also create a Young Readers Holiday Gift Guide to share with family and friends.
Our thoughts on the book Happy by Pharrell Williams:
The illustrations are fun and happy. My preschooler really seemed to enjoy that there are real kids featured in the book. It’s fun to read or sing while looking at all the pictures. It’s sure to bring smiles!
Little Sister: “I like it. I like to sing the song!”
Big Brother: “I love it a lot. I like the pictures and singing it while reading.”
From Penguin Random House:
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 picture 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.
Bottom Line: Great for all ages & definitely recommend it!
Paper Plate Emoji Craft
One of the illustration in the book features kids holding up emoji photo props. We decided to make our own. Here’s how:
- paper plate
- yellow tissue paper
- Mod Podge or watered down white glue
- craft sticks
- washi tape
Cut a sheet of yellow tissue paper into small squares. Paint the paper plate with the Mod Podge or glue mix. Stick on the pieces of tissue paper. You may also wish to go back over the tissue paper with the paintbrush and glue to seal down the edges. Let dry.
Decide which emoji you want to make on your paper plate masks. Little Sister chose the one with the heart eyes. Paint on the facial features. Let dry.
Add washi tape to the craft sticks to make them decorative. Tape to the back side of the plate.
Have fun taking pictures and playing with your paper plate emoji masks!
What makes you happy?