It's official, the Hodag is now listed as a Fantastic Beast, compliments of J.K. Rowling and her newest edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!The abbreviated description of a traditional hodag, Happy being anything but, is as follows from Pottermore.com: HodagLast, but not least, is the Hodag, a frog-headed creature with long fangs and red glowing eyes. Reputed to be the size of a large dog, the Hodag model looks powerful and rather like a hyena. BUY IT AT THE POTTERMORE SHOP HEREAt $6.99, do you even have to think about it?
"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 decade using Happy to re-spin a dark and scary urban legend into a picture book character young children would love. It's all a part of the Rhinelander native's effort to challenge how we think about nature and community." READ THE FULL STORY
It's here! Join me at Mel's Trading Post, Rhinelander, WI : Saturday, May 28th, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Hodag Book Trailer from Jill Kuczmarski on Vimeo.