Action and excitement aplenty
Always thrilling, funny and brilliantly illustrated.
A delight for 8+.
Action and excitement aplenty.
Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful.
If you have 6 to 12-year-olds, and you don't know about David Tennant's readings of Cressida Cowell's How To Train Your Dragon series, you don't deserve to be a parent.
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.
'is not only funny, well written and thrilling, but also wise about what we owe those who love us.'
A delight for 8+
'a hilarious and gripping adventure, beautifully paced and studded with great dramatic scenes.'
Especially good... raises the series to classic status.
Cowell's loopy, scattershot imagination is as compelling as ever.
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 modern classic. Cowell is an effortlessly funny writer and is brimming with creativity. Highly recommended.
... raucous and slapstick ... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps.
[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.
The most inventive, entertaining and demanding contemporary children's epic
Gripping adventure stories complete with quests and battles, a vividly imagined alternative world.
Cowell's loopy, scattershot imagination is as compelling as ever
'Ahead of the film of the same title due to be released next March, this is a special edition of the first book in the uproarious series about Viking Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III. Highly original, and full of useful tips for dragon-owners everywhere.'
Ceaselessly inventive... young readers are lucky to have her. *****
The most inventive, entertaining and demanding contemporary children's epic.
Cowell is an effortlessly funny writer and is brimming with creativity...Highly recommended
'If light amusement is required, Cressida Cowell's How to Break a Dragon's Heart delivers all it promises. There are lots of illustrations and a playfulness with language that will draw in even the most reluctant reader.'