'Fiercely exciting and laugh-aloud funny, it is as full of joy for children of 7+ who have given up reading as for those who love it.'
'a hilarious and gripping adventure, beautifully paced and studded with great dramatic scenes.'
How to Train Your Dragon is a delightful narrative caper... It offers a challenging read to 11-year-olds, and rewards reading aloud, especially for those who relish an element of theatre at story time.
Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful.
'funny, outrageous and will lure in the most reluctant reader.'
'exuberantly illustrated ... laugh out-loud books, they will convert even the most relcutant reader to take their first dip.'
'Cowell writes laugh-out-loud books with plenty of boy appeal ... Cowell's anarchic drawings suit the slapstick humour.'
'If you haven't discovered Hiccup yet, you're missing out on one of the greatest inventions of modern children's literature.'
Irresistably funny, exciting and endearing
[Cressida Cowell] puts a contemporary spin on the old brains over brawn moral and brings the story to a climax with a thrilling dragon duel. Lots for lots of different readers to enjoy.
... raucous and slapstick ... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps.
CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE WEEK: This book is great fun and has a Blackadderish sense of humour ... full of the sort of jokes that will make schoolboys snigger.