America’s favorite redneck patriarch dips his beak into children’s publishing with a wacky time-travel choose-your-own adventure.
When a mysterious time machine disguised as a wooden outhouse appears in the Duck Commander warehouse, Willie Robertson, president of the Duck Commander empire, toys around with space and time by traveling to various exotic destinations. Depending on readers’ choices, Willie engages at various lengths with each member of the Duck Dynasty cast. The scenarios bringing Willie to destinations as varied as his high school prom in 1990 or back to the Civil War era are mixed with humor and fairly fluid time-travel logistics. There isn’t much imagination on display, but the book certainly stays on point, putting forth the family’s faith-based, Southern-comfort agenda. Those that feel the Robertson’s values are troublingly regressive will certainly find a few choice phrases to be bothered by, but fans of the show will be pleasantly diverted. Let’s face it: This book isn’t literature; it’s just another brick in Duck Dynasty’s ever expanding multimedia empire. Thankfully, there’s enough aw-shucks charm on display that it’s an inoffensive brick.
There are certainly worse products out there put forth by celebrities looking for an extra buck. (Fantasy. 8-12)