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Have you heard about the birthday sleepover where Will forgot one very important item?
What about Survivor Day—a special day at camp when the kids are given a really big challenge?
Or did you hear about the ski trip when 2-Mama and Bella got lost and everyone learned a big lesson . . . ?
Well, cozy up and listen close, because you’re about to hear all these stories—and more!
Full of mostly true-ish stories from the Duck Pond comes Duck Commander Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids. Korie Robertson and her mom, Chrys Howard, have partnered to bring you hilarious and heartwarming stories that demonstrate valuable lessons and family values. Whether it’s the importance of being prepared, working hard, or relying on God when you’re scared, the Duck Dynasty gang has a story for you!
Featuring lively art and solid moral lessons, Duck Commander Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids will illustrate these ideas in fun, engaging ways. Cuddle up with your kids, and laugh together as you read about the silly antics of America’s favorite family—and talk about how the same principles are true in your life too.
Sometimes the silliest stories can teach us the most important things about loving others and being kind. With its fun illustrations and sweet messages, Duck Commander Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids is the perfect way to share these truths with your children.
About the Author
Korie Robertson is known for her role on A&E’s hit reality television series Duck Dynasty. The mother of six is known for her domestic and international philanthropic work and serves on the board of Help One Now, an organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty and caring for orphans worldwide.
Korie and her husband, Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander®, are active advocates for adoption and foster care, having adopted two of their own children, and were honored for their work at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Angels in Adoption® gala in Washington, DC in 2013. They now serve on the CCAI board. Korie and Willie also founded the Drive Adoption fund in 2016, which was created to promote domestic and international adoption awareness and education.
Korie oversees several business ventures including the local Louisiana-based retail store Duck & Dressing. She also serves as a spokesperson and advocate for women on behalf of the natural skincare line made for women of all ages, Naturmetic.
Korie is a New York Times bestselling author whose writing credits include The Women of Duck Commander, Faith Commander: Living Five Values from the Parables of Jesus, The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty, Duck Commander Devotions for Kids,and Strong and Kind: Raising Kids of Character. Follow Korie online @bosshogswife or www.duckcommander.com.
Chrys Howard is the mother of Duck Dynasty's Korie Robertson. She holds a degree in elementary education and spent ten years teaching children with learning differences. After teaching, she joined the family-owned business, Howard Publishing, now known as Howard Books, where she served as senior editor and creative director. She has authored a number of books with more than 1,000,000 in print, including the best-selling Hugs for Daughters and Motivationals for Moms. She co-authored The New York Times bestseller Miss Kay's Duck Commander Cookbook, Strong and Kind with daughter, Korie Robertson, the children’s book, D is for Duck Calls with Kay Robertson, and Live Original Devotional with granddaughter, Sadie Robertson. Chrys has spent more than forty years working with Christian youth camps; speaking to women’s groups; teaching Bible classes to children, teens, and young adults; and traveling overseas for mission efforts. She is married to John Howard, and has three grown children and fourteen adorable grandchildren. She is blessed to live in West Monroe, Louisiana next door to Korie and Willie and surrounded by other family members
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Duck Commander Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids
Fun and Faith-Filled Stories
By Korie Robertson, Chrys Howard, Holli Conger
Thomas NelsonCopyright © 2017 Korie Robertson and Chrys Howard
All rights reserved.
The Birthday Party
Follow God's example, therefore, as dearly loved children.
"Spending the night with cousins is the funnest thing to do!" Will yelled as he ran to his bedroom to get his backpack.
He looked carefully around the room, not wanting to forget anything important.
A football is super important, he thought to himself. The cousins might want to play a game in the dark, so he stuffed his football in the bag first.
Then Will looked under his bed and found his favorite blanket.
Mamaw Kay had made the blanket. It was soft and fuzzy with footballs all over it. He would definitely need his blanket. Not like a little-kid-attached-to-his-blankie kind of need. It was just really warm to sleep under.
Next Will opened his desk drawer and found his cards. At seven years old, Will was a master at Go Fish, and he knew his cousins liked to play too.
"What else? What else?" Will's eyes darted around his room and finally landed on a box filled with Legos. "Yes!" he said. "These have to go with me!"
Will's backpack was stuffed and ready to go when Aunt Ashley arrived to pick him up.
"Will! We're ready to go!"
Will was so excited he nearly ran out of the house without hugging his mom.
"Will Robertson!" Korie said, pretending to be angry, "You'd better come hug me good night."
"Love ya, Mom. See ya in the morning!" Will said as he quickly hugged Korie and ran out the front door.
Two of his cousins, Maddox and Asa, were already strapped in their seatbelts and waving for Will to jump in the van. Maddox is half a year younger than Will, and Asa is half a year older than Will. Will is right in the middle, and when the three of them together, "It's a ... party," as Aunt Ashley, Maddox's mom, says.
And this day actually was a party. It was Maddox's birthday! Maddox didn't want a big party. He just wanted his cousins to spend the night and, of course, for them to go to their favorite places.
The first stop was Chik-fil-A. Will jumped out of the van first, followed by Maddox and Asa, and off they went.
"Chicken sandwich with cheese, no pickles!"
Everyone yelled their orders at one time.
Aunt Ashley put her hands over her ears. "One at a time, please!"
All three boys were quiet for a few minutes as they quickly gobbled down chicken and fries.
"Where are we going next?" Will asked, his mouth still full of chicken.
Maddox hadn't told them what they were doing for his birthday. He wanted it to be a surprise, but Will was too excited to wait.
"Maddox," his mom said, "do you want to tell them?"
Maddox looked at his cousins, their eyes wide. "Okay ..." Maddox said. "We're going to ride go-carts!"
"YES! No way! I can't believe it! This will be SO COOL!"
The other customers in the restaurant nearly jumped out of their skins as the three boys screamed in excitement. Again, Aunt Ashley covered her ears and leaned forward. "We'd better get going before they kick us out."
Once they were back in the van, all the boys could think about was the go-carts and who would win.
"I'm sure I'll win," Asa said. "I'm the oldest and I've done it before. It was easy."
"You might be older, but I'm bigger," Will proudly announced. "I drove one at the last birthday party."
"It's my birthday," Maddox said. "I think I should win!"
"May the best driver win," Ashley said from the front seat. "Let's remember, this is for fun! Everyone just have a good time."
And they did. They got to ride three times, and guess what? Maddox won. Then Asa won. And then Will won!
Aunt Ashley took lots of pictures. With their helmets on, the boys looked like real race car drivers. One last pose with their arms around each other and off they went.
It was time to go to Maddox's house for sleepover fun.
Maddox's room was decorated with green tractors. He had a green tractor lamp and a bedspread and curtains with green tractors all over them.
But the boys didn't notice or care about what was on the bed or windows. They were too excited to take off their backpacks and start playing.
They played cards.
And football in the dark.
And watched a movie.
And ate popcorn.
And at midnight, they had cake and ice cream to celebrate Maddox's birthday.
It had been a long night of fun, but it was now time for bed.
Aunt Ashley sent everyone upstairs to brush their teeth and get their pajamas on.
Will grabbed his backpack and reached inside for his toothbrush and pajamas, but the backpack was empty.
He opened the front zipper hoping he had put them in there, but all he found was one sock from another sleepover.
Maybe I already took them out, Will thought to himself as he began searching Maddox's room while Asa and Maddox were busy getting ready for bed.
Nope. No extra toothbrushes or pajamas were laying around Maddox's room.
"Maddox," Will said. "I forgot my toothbrush and pajamas."
"It's okay," Maddox replied. "I think we have extras."
"Mo-om!" Maddox yelled down the stairs. "Will forgot his toothbrush and pajamas."
Aunt Ashley handed will a new toothbrush and some of Maddox's pajamas and ruffled his hair. "I guess when you were packing all the fun things, you forgot to pack the important things. Right, Will?" "I guess you're right. The next time I spend the night, I'll put those things in first!"
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Table of Contents
1 The Birthday Party, 2,
2 Farmhouse Fun, 14,
3 Survivor Day, 26,
4 The Treehouse, 48,
5 The Easter Surprise, 62,
6 The Ski Trip, 76,
7 Lickety-Split, 96,
8 The New Kid, 110,
9 Music Lessons, 122,
10 The Prank, 134,
11 Leap of Faith, 146,
12 Open and Honest, 160,
13 New Food, 174,
14 Little, 192,
Final Word, 206,