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Happy The Hodag

Where nature and story come together to inspire outdoor exploration, creation and play. Happy The Hodag, keeping it wild since 2006.




Hodags are seldom seen, as introduced in Tales From The Trees.

Hodags are picky eaters, as explored in A Monster Misunderstanding.

Hodags are optimistic and awesome, as explained in HODAG.

Hodags are mysterious, as discovered season by season in HODAG, Color The Seasons.

Zoom Happy The Hodag green plush toy and Buddy the Bulldog white  premium plush toys.
Zoom Plush Set : Happy the Hodag + Buddy the Bulldog
Zoom Happy the Hodag and Buddy the Bulldog Plush Toys

Plush Set : Happy the Hodag + Buddy the Bulldog

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Better together, the Happy and Buddy Plush set.

The Happy the Hodag premium plush toy stands 12" tall, is self-standing and features an embroidered face and soft fur.

The Buddy the Bulldog premium plush toy is 6" tall and 8" long. Buddy has a fully embroidered face, soft fur and is self-standing. 

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First Books For Kids

Way back in May of 2007, the year I released my second Happy The Hodag book, A Monster Misunderstanding, I donated 2 cases of books to the local chapter of...

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A Hodag Unlike Any Other —2006

Below is a Rhinelander Daily News article from Friday, May 19, 2006 announcing the release of my book Tales From The Trees. I don't remember saying a lot of the things...

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Living Local

Did You Know... ...that Happy The Hodag apparel supports TWO local business types? All of our apparel at our local Rhinelander, WI retailers is printed with a local, independent screen printer...

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Vintage Hodag and Happy the Hodag Fabric

Hodag fabric designs now available from Happy the Hodag on Spoonflower! You can choose from over twenty fabric types to print your chosen Hodag design on in a range of sizes....

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Hodag History

A hodag history compilation from a recent quiz we did on Facebook!   QUESTION:🌲What year did Eugene Shepard first discover the Hodag? 1822 / 1893 / 1900 / 1991🌲 ANSWER:...

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Author offers sweet spin on Hodag story

"Never judge a book by its cover. That doubly goes for author and designer Jill Kuczmarski's hodag Happy — an all-teeth-and-no-bite take on a local legend.  In fact, Kuczmarski has spent the last...

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Hodag Skull Fabric Tea Towels

Hodag Skull Fabric is now available on Spoonflower!  Hodag Skulls - Minty Blue Knockout Hodag Skulls - Minty Blue How to Make 4 Tea Towels from One yard of Fabric:Here is how...

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