Series: Be Your Own Duck Commander #3
Published by Tyndale on October 1, 2014
Genres: Fiction, Christian, Children's
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In this four-book juvenile fiction series featuring the popular Robertson family of Duck Commander and written by Phil's grandson John Luke Robertson (with Travis Thrasher), readers are invited to participate in the zany fun of the Duck Commander world. After a few chapters, readers can choose to go down different paths--all filled with humor and life lessons.
In this volume, a stranger comes into town offering the Robertsons the chance of a lifetime--to take a ride in a real spaceship and travel into space. Of course, none of the Robertson crew listens to this crazy person except Si, who pays to be a traveler. When John Luke hears about the opportunity, he decides to tag along for the ride. Soon they're traveling in space, but the captain of the ship goes unconscious. Can they make it back to earth alive?
Out of the four Be Your Own Duck Commander books, I expected to like this one the most…and it did not disappoint. I mean, consider the premise. Si. In. Space. That’s a premise for ya, Jack! In the book, Uncle Si and John Luke get the unique opportunity to travel into space and orbit the moon. Hey, celebrity allows you to do cool things sometimes. It’s supposed to be an uneventful trip—well with Uncle Si, nothing’s really uneventful—but you know what I mean.
But things quickly go wrong. The spaceship’s computer goes rogue, aliens are following you, and you encounter Tribble—I mean, trouble—very quickly. Do you escape? Do you ever see your family again? Do you end up on some distant planet? Maybe. Maybe all that and more, depending on the decisions only you can make.
I remember Choose Your Own Adventure stories as these little maybe 100 page books that I finished all too quickly. I’d have every finger wedged between pages as a bookmark so I could retrace my steps once I reached an ending. Weighing in at 250+ pages, Si in Space (and the rest of the series as well) provides a much lengthier read (I confess that I ran out of fingers and began using toes…it was quite a complicated read).
The results you can get are hilarious. For instance, take the safe route and the book ends abruptly with the following:
Maybe the following books are the ones you should have checked out instead of Si in Space:
Si Watches The Price is Right
Si in the Shopping Mall
Si Drinks Tea and Takes a Nap…
Si Needs A Life but You Wouldn’t Give Him One, Would You?…
It could’ve been so epic. It could’ve been some kind of wonderful. You could’ve been a contender…
Never taking itself too seriously and continually breaking the fourth wall, Si in Space is a hilarious romp your kids are sure to enjoy.