Last week Caramel reviewed How To Train Your Dragon, the book that started a whole franchise, written by Cressida Cowell. Today he is talking about the second book in the series: How to Be A Pirate. As usual Sprinkles is taking notes and asking followup questions.
Sprinkles: So Caramel, tell us about this book.
Caramel: This book is the second book of the How To Train Your Dragon series. And I think you should read this book too!
S: Tell me more.
C: In this book, we learn about a new dragon called a Skullion. They live on the Isle of the Skullions. The Vikings have to go to that island to find the treasure of Grimbeard the Ghastly. But there is a decoy instead of the real treasure.
S: Oh, don’t give away too many clues!
C: And Snotlout finds the decoy, but he still brags about it. He thinks he found the real treasure. And everyone believes him. Until Hiccup finds the real treasure.
S: Oh that sounds exciting!
C: Then there is a new character named Alvin. He is supposed to be an honest farmer but he turns out to be not so honest. But I won’t tell anymore. You must read it yourself.
S: Okay, I agree that you already told us a lot. So let us stop here with the plot.
S: Tell us now about the drawings in the book.
C: There are pictures on almost every other page.
S: Who is the illustrator?
C: Cressida Cowell both wrote and illustrated the book.
S: That is really interesting! Tell me about one of your favorite illustrations in the book then Caramel.
C: There is a drawing of the Skullions and there is all the statistics about them there too. That is where you learn that the Skullion is about ten feet tall, and it cannot fly or see or hear, but it has a very good sense of smell, and is extremely dangerous.
S: Hmm, that sounds worrisome. And Hiccup and the others still have to go to the Isle of Skullions, right?
S: But the pictures are pretty good, right? There are all sorts of illustrations …
C: Yes, there is one with Toothless doing his poo in Alvin’s helmet.
S: That is pretty naughty!
C: It is! And then there is another one with Toothless trying to look innocent but kind of failing and it says “Does this look like the sort of dragon who would poo in a helmet?” Of course he does!
S: Okay, I can see why you like the humor in this book.
C: Yes! The book is really funny!
S: Okay, so I am guessing “funny” would be one of your words for the book. Give me two more to describe the book then.
C: Intriguing, because there is a dragon on the cover of the book but I could not learn who that is. And it is amazing, because I had a lot of fun reading it!
S: Okay, I guess those will do. So what do you want to tell our readers as we wrap this up?
C: Stay tuned for more book bunny reviews!