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How to Train Your DragonHow to Train Your Dragon

by Cressida Cowell

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So far we have received 9 reviews of How to Train Your Dragon.

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Chloe from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

How To Train Your Dragon book report I enjoyed How To Train Your Dragon but I thought the first two chapters were a bit boring that's why I rated it eight stars. I'd recommend this book for people who likes dragons and adventure. The book made me feel: sad, excited, happy and shocked all the way through the story. My favourite part of the book was when hiccup fell down the dragons mouth.

Marks out of 10: 8

Samuel from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

How To Train Your Dragon is an ok book there was some parts which I didn't enjoy and some parts I did. My favourite part I would have to say was when Hiccup found Toothless because looking at the drawing Toothless was cute. My worst bit was when Hiccup failed the final test and was going to be banished to exile. At times this book made me yawn which wasn't good but other times made me curious. I would rate this book 4/10 stars only because of how boring it was at times. My 2 favourite characters made would have to be Hiccup I think, the author did a great job off Hiccup and Hiccups character made the book exciting by his choices like when he spoke to the Green Death. My 2nd favourite would be Toothless the author thought vey carefully about this tiny creature Toothless made this book exciting and maybe a little funny. The 5 adjective I would use to describe this book would be exciting, curious, interesting, little funny and tense I would choose these because of the cliff hangers and jokes like what's black and white and red all over "A sunburnt penguin" So over all this book is an okay but good book.

Marks out of 10: 4

Phoebe from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

How to train your dragon is quite different to the movie but I think it is just as good or even better. There are lots of funny jokes and a few dramatic scenes. As well as that, there are loads of challenges that the to be chief (Hiccup) has to face along with some more boys hoping to become a part of a tribe. In this book, there are lots of hard words to understand and read. If you want a challenge read this book! I really enjoyed this book and other people will to no matter how old you are!!!

Marks out of 10: 9

Violet from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Hiccup Horrendous haddock 111 is trying to pass a test to see if he is a true Viking. Will he complete the test? This is a very good book to last hours once you have started you can't put the book down I recommend this book for age 7+. Hiccup thinks he is world's worst Viking ever he's useless... One day there is a massive dragon in Berk who is going to save the town from being destroyed? Will the boys go to Heroes or Exile? Who will save everyone? What will happen? When will the dragons learn? Where will the story lead? The boys will have to get dragons and train them but 'the toothless daydream' has no teeth how will it fight?

Marks out of 10: 9

Casper from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

How To Train Your Dragon By Cressida Cowell Hiccup is a boy he is the son of a Viking chief and wants to take his place when he is old enough. However first, he must first take a test to prove he is good enough! They have to take a dragon from the dragon nursery sneaky without being caught . they should train there dragons to catch fish and do what they say. Hiccups dragon (Toothless) seems useless but isn't.

Marks out of 10: 9

Isabella from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

How to train your dragon is a good book but on some parts i got very bored. This book didn't take that long to read probably up to two and a half weeks.My favorite character is Hiccup because he makes me laugh also my favorite part is were hiccup finds Toothless because his face is so cute he is the cutest dragon in the whole book maby the world but they don't exist. This book is very funny and boring book but i give this book a seven out of ten its not that boring but it is an ok book but i'm sure other people will like it.

Marks out of 10: 7

Matilda from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

I thought this book was amazing and would recommend it to people who like adventures . My favourite character is hiccup because he believes that he and his dragon can do well. My favourite dragon is toothless because he is funny. The most exciting part was when they have thorsday Thursday because of al, weird activities they have to do on the day. I was surprised when stoick the vast nearly vanished hiccup. I also really enjoyed the part where Hiccup went to speak with the seadragonus giganticus Maximus .I found the meathead public librarian very funny . I would describe this book as an interesting adventurous and funny book.

Marks out of 10: 9

Isla from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

This book is very good and easy to read! I would recommend this book to readers of all ages. How to train your dragon is about a boy called Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third and a dragon called Toothless. Hiccup is the son of the Chief. You may think he would be big and tough because of his dad, but Hiccup is the asolute opposite. Here is a draft from the blurb. 'Can Hiccup pass the dragon Initiation Program whith a toothless dragon and fight the Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus before it gobbles up every Viking on Berk? It's time for Hiccup to learn how to be a hero.' I think this story is very funny and for those who are thinking how is it funny?,go to page 183 and you will see. Here is a draft from the page before. 'They then burgled every item of material they could find: Gogglet's nappies, Gobbers PJ's, Mogado the Meatheads tent, Vallharama's bra- anything they could get there hands on.' Overall, in my opinion it was written very well, making you want to keep reading till the end. Some of the words are tricky to pronounce but visualise and break up the writting then this book is for you! Can't wait to read the next one to see what happens next.

Marks out of 10: 10

Tiffany from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

This book is about a Viking boy called Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, who is a very unpopular boy. Hiccup tries to find ways to train his dragon, Toothless , and at the end , Hiccup and Toothless become heroes! I would give this book five stars because it is a very interesting story. Also, I would recommended this book to 9-12 year olds and to people who love action and adventure books/stories. Some of the characters are: Hiccup, Speedfist, Dogsbreath the Duhbrain, Tuffnut Junior, Wartihog, Clueless, Stoik The Vast, Fishlegs, Snotlout, Gobber The Belch and or course, Toothless! If forgot to say, the story is set/atmosphere is on the wild and windy Isle of Berk. In this story, the proper hero is Toothless, because Toothless saved his master, and physically killed the Purple and the Green Death (2 seadragons). I hope if you read this book, you will enjoy it as much as I did!

Marks out of 10: 10


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