My husband and I have read almost all the books published by the adults of the show. He really enjoys Phil's books. I have liked all the ones I've read! Since our big boys (ages 9 and 11) enjoy the show, I thought Duck Commander Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids by Korie Robertson and Chrys Howard (her mom) would be great for us! We were just finishing up Bob Goff's Love Does for Kids devotional. My kids loved that - my 3-year-old daughter asked to "read Bob" constantly. I was hoping for the same with this devotional.
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What I like about this book: Like I said, I like the Duck Commander family. I like what they stand for (Jesus), I like their sense of humor about things. Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids lives up to that faith and that laughter. The stories are cute.
The layout of this book is neat. There's the story. Then a "What Does the Bible Say?" page with a verse, reminiscent of Veggie Tales and QWERTY (looks nothing alike but makes me think of that). Then there's a "Let's Talk About It" quiz page with questions about the story itself. Last is "Duck Commander in Action" section that ties the story closer to God instead of just a cute story.
What I dislike about this book: The illustration is not great. You can tell which adult is which but I think the kids are harder to distinguish in cartoon form.
The length of the story is long when added to the "Let's Talk About It" and "Duck Commander in Action" sections. We try to read things like this in the morning but we don't have time for this one in the morning before school. Maybe I'll continue trying this summer when our mornings are more relaxed.
I dislike that it hasn't been a big hit in our house. I was anticipating it to be one that the kids all asked for, but it's not been the case. Not to say they dislike it - they listen and enjoy it while we are reading it. But between times, it's not like Love Does for Kids or Indescribable (by Louie Giglio).
Why should you buy it: If you like Duck Commander and have kids 4-9, then this is a good fit for you. It may or may not be a big hit in your house - I can't foretell that. But it's a good book with good stories that point the way to Christ and loving one another. That's the goal!
Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and may not be the same as yours.