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How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon, #1)How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read this in early February 2010 as a pact between myself and my son. When I found out that How to Train Your Dragon was going to be released in theaters, and that my son really wanted to watch it, I struck a deal: “I’ll take you to see the movie only after you read the book.”

So for Christmas 2009, I bought him the entire set of How To Train Your Dragon books. After he read the first book, he brought it to me and said, “This is good, you should read it before we see the movie too.” And so I did. What kind of mother would I be if I wasn’t willing to do as I asked of my own son. 🙂

This was a wonderfully written book from the point of view from the main character, Hiccup. Cressida Cowell has a wonderfully witty sense of humor in both the names of characters and places, as well as the situations she puts them in. It was a very easy read, meant for 8-13 year olds, but a joy for any age.

If you think you won’t enjoy the book because you have already seen the movie, think again. It is completely different.

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