Friday, August 14, 2009

A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons by Cressida Cowell

The subtitle to this book is: The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup the Viking. It's a very appropriate subtitle...

Hiccup has a small dragon who hasn't quite grown up enough to behave. Toothless tries, but he's too small to scare anyone.

His friend is Camicazi, a Viking girl who's even tougher than Hiccup! Her mother's name is Big-Boobied Bertha. (You can tell this author was having fun naming the characters.)

The illustrations resemble a child's drawing, but they are part of the charm.

The trouble all starts when Big-Boobied Bertha made a bet with Hiccup's father and Toothless ate the book that was supposed to be part of the trade. Hiccup had to get another copy, and the only place that had one was the Meathead Public Library that was closed to public access.

Imagine a Stealth Dragon, Driller Dragons, a Hairy Scary Librarian and more all involved in the attempted "theft" of the book that was damaged...

This one will keep the child glued in place until he or she sees how it all works out - or doesn't...

I'd highly recommend this book. Lots of fantastic adventure with dragons of all types!

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