The Content-Happy Stories
Every morning my youngest two sons and I have this routine. We have been making happy memories together reading before the bus comes. I give them a snack so they can take their vitamins, they take their vitamins and then we head out to our entryway to wait for the bus. It started last school year with our third youngest. He always wanted to play on my phone while he waited and I wasn’t satisfied with that so we began our reading journey together. They both have struggles especially in the waiting for the bus area of life so we began reading and when the opportunity arose to read this book together we snatched up the chance.
Korie and Chrys tell family stories with truth from God’s word weaved throughout each account. They are told in simple and sweet ways and often times with a humorous twist that even left me wanting to know the rest of the story long after the boys got on the bus! Each chapter starts with a verse, then the story and is followed by some very thought-provoking questions and then a short Bible lesson. Nothing too in-depth Just right for our 11 and almost 9-year-old. The other major plus was this was NOT a gender specific book! It was clearly meant for kids BUT as an adult I too thoroughly enjoyed it.
Another aspect included in most chapters but not all (or not as obvious as some others) were ACTION STEPS as the end of the Duck Commander in Action section (AKA Bible study). This section challenges readers to take what they learned from the Robertsons stories and God’s word and put it into action in their lives.
A Happy Review!
Our family has been a long time lover of Duck Dynasty and the Robertsons! We appreciate their family values and their humor, and their stand for faith and godly values and it was just an absolutely refreshing change from what the world had been handing us for some time now. Our boys were excited to get to hear stories about the Robertsons.
Now getting our boys to focus is difficult as one has Autism and the other struggles with Central Auditory Processing Disorder and It is a great challenge for him to listen, especially with other background noise. In a sense, I have one kid who Makes noise all the time and one who is highly distracted by the slightest noise.
Well, Korie and Chrys wrote this book in such a gripping way that in ALL the books we have read together, this was the book they were the most focused on to date!
The stories deal with issues and teach children great lessons in life. Some of the stories that the boys are still talking about are trying new things-even to the tune of trying a new food for one sons birthday dinner. Another lesson deals with Mayhaws- a small berry that Jep learns turns into something great all while learning from his father that being small doesn’t mean you don’t have a great purpose.
AND my favorite lesson out of all of the stories is about young Willie and his TUBA! I was in stitches. But Willie had to learn a hard lesson most kids struggle with today, Sometimes no matter how hard you try, sometimes you need to have the wisdom to know that it is time to say “I’m not good at this and it’s ok at least I tried!” I have a drummer and a piano player but I have yet had to send someone to the woods to practice BUT at least I now have that as a last resort!
The Boys Thoughts
I asked the boys if they wanted to help me review the book and I got a”DO we have to?” It’s not a knock against the book I think they just look at it as more school work and as we are drawing near the end of another school year I think they have had enough! So I asked each one of them what they thought of the book they both said emphatically that they LOVED it! But what’s more, as a mom I can see them take what they are learning and apply it to their lives! THAT IS THE MARK OF AN AMAZING BOOK!
So all of us give it 5 stars!!
OH and one more thing we loved the artwork! The pictures all look like textured scrapbook paper and gives almost a 3-D look without being 3-D! The boys absolutely loved seeing all the artwork!
And a GREAT BIG THANKS to BookLook Bloggers for providing a free copy of this book for reviewing purposes! All of the opinions in this review are completely my own and I am in no way compensated for a positive review.