The first in the successful series... perfect for tricky boy readers, as the action scenes are first-class.
Mentioned in the 100 Best Children's Books Ever (Novels)
If you haven't discovered Hiccup yet, you're missing out on one of the greatest inventions of modern children's literature
Filled with thrilling adventure and action-packed heroes
By turns hilarious and wise, it's never predictable, brilliantly illustrated and always delightful
Proper modern classics
A laugh out loud romp of a Viking adventure
The start of the most original series for kids in ages. Funny, clever and great for the whole family to share
Her genuinely fierce, intelligent and scary dragons nearly steal the show, but Hiccup and his diminutive sidekick ultimately come out on top, both displaying a proper hero's mix of quick wit, courage and loyalty
One of the most enjoyable and original children's stories I have heard in a long time
I can't praise this wonderful adventure too highly
Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful
This light-hearted, well-illustrated mock saga would appeal to girls and boys. My Dad liked it too. More please.
What we have here is Harry Potter meets Blackadder. The result is a story that anyone with a tolerance of snot and gore would find richly entertaining
Cowell's wittily written books have become today's childhood must-read stories
This book will definitely make you laugh out loud
Gripping adventure stories complete with quests and battles, a vivdly imagined alternative world
Cressida Cowell's series of the memoirs of Hiccup the Viking are funny, outrageous and will lure in the most reluctant reader
Funny, thrilling and ideal for children needing to discover the hero inside themselves
Wise, colourful and funny
Cowell is a master of storytelling...On a profound level, this series celebrates divergence and being true to oneself, teaching children that they don't have to be carbon copies of their parents
Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books fill every spread with scales and fangs and typographical jeux d'esprit
Descriptive and flowing, Cowell's Dragon novels have become deserved hits at the cinema, too.
Has a good story to it
Full of bright wit and brutal honesty, this is a brilliant book that launched a huge series ... This is a fantastic adventure that explores failure as well as success and weighs the cost of being different against the price of fitting in with sneaky maturity and shining humour
Pretty much everyone I know who has children adores these audiobooks and have listened to them on many a long (and otherwise fractious) car journey. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is a famous dragon trainer but he had to learn the hard way. Proper LOL funny as read by former Doctor Who David Tennant, you'll love listening to them too.