Williams, Pharrell Happy! G.P.Putnam’s Sons, 2015. $19.99 PICTURE BOOK. Content: G.
The lyrics of Pharrell William’s hit song “Happy” from Despicable Me 2 is now a book. Each page spread has a line from the song with photographs of adorable kids who are acting out the lyrics. The kids are holding different props and it has paper collage-type backgrounds. There is nothing new about the story because most kids already know the song inside and out, but it’s a fun idea to have photographs or illustrations to visualize the song.
This would be a great way to show students that lyrics are poetry and then have them do a similar project to help them visualize poetry. Preschool kids will like it because there are pictures of other little kids, so it can be used by many different age groups.
PREK, EL (K-3), EL – ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.