Happy The Hodag
Happy The Hodag is as chill as a Northwoods Spring evening and as sharp as a Blue Spruce Pine Needle. Happy lives in the Northeastern forests of Wisconsin.
Buddy the Bulldog is a small town dog with a big heart. Buddy lives in the Northeastern lumber town of Rhinelander, Wisconsin.
Happy and Buddy are best friends.
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Happy the Hodag and his sidekick Buddy the Bulldog debuted in the 2006 picture book, Tales From The Trees, a rhyming introduction to the Northern Wisconsin hodag legend.
In 2007 they were back starring in the fast paced adventure, A Monster Misunderstanding, a suspenseful and fun picture book exploring how a hodag came to be friends with a bulldog... because everyone knows hodags eat bulldogs— but only once a month and only on a Sunday.
Happy and Buddy turned ten years old in 2016 and HODAG, A Happy The Hodag Book was released for their birthdays. HODAG introduced nine new hodags and is an homage to author Jill Kuczmarski's hometown community, where the human hodags roam.