How To Train Your Dragon, Cressida Cowell

Many kids have seen the How to Train Your Dragon movies and I must say they are my favourite movies (even out of adult movies!). However, the books are just as good. Though they are quite different from the movies they are excellent books and are my favourite children’s books at the moment.

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is a runt and a misfit, his best friend Fishlegs even more so. However together along with Hiccup’s dragon Toothless these two unlikely heroes go on many outrageous, dangerous and crazy adventures throughout the Barbaric Archipelago.

Hiccup is one of the few Vikings who can speak Dragonese, the language of dragons. He is easy to relate to for many kids and even though he gets bullied, is small and doesn’t fit in he is still a hero. He isn’t good at everything but the things he is, he excels!

These are great books with a fun and complex world of dragons and Vikings. Definitely, a series I would recommend to children, even ones who are just working up to chapter books as these are simple to read and have plenty of fun and quirky pictures.

I love these books, though I personally like the earlier books best. I give the series 4/5.


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