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How To Train Your Dragon

'How to train your Dragon: Book 1' by Cressida Cowell

Reviewed by Elliott


'I like this book because it is, sometimes, funny and magical. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a scrawny Viking boy, who is easy to overlook in a crowd. The how to train your dragon books are a series of adventure stories which chart the journey of Hiccup’s rise to become the unlikely King of the Wilderwest. The illustrative style of the drawings within these books is scruffy and chaotic which reflects the crazy adventures it depicts.This book made me feel excited and intrigued as to the next unfortunate twist of fate that Hiccup would face next.'

Book Review by Mrs B


I have finally got around to reading this book, after many years of meaning to!  We have been reading it together at bedtimes (8yr old and 11 yr old) and loved it.  It is nothing like the film, both are great, but different. 


This tells the tale of Hiccup, the son of a viking chief. He isn't very popular though and he isn't a very good viking!  However, he manages to persevere and shows that brains and team work can make up for strength and popularity. 


The chapter lengths are perfect for bedtime tales, and the quirky illustrations are fun.  It is a longer read, but not too long if you are building up your reading stamina.  A great read.