After a month-long summer break, the book bunnies are back! The first review of this new season comes from Caramel, who has just read the sixth book of Cressida Cowell’s How To Train Your Dragon series: A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons. As is usual, Sprinkles is taking notes and asking followup questions.
Sprinkles: So Caramel, you had a month-long break. Did you read any more How To Train Your Dragon books?
Caramel: Yes. And today I’m going to tell you about A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons. This is book number 6 of the series.
S: So what happens in this book?
C: It is still about Hiccup and his friends. I don’t want to spoil the story for anyone, but I can tell you that Hiccup decides to go to the MeatHead Public Library, which is a horrible idea, because it is a dangerous place. The librarian kills people who want to sneak in and steal books.
S: Well, can’t Hiccup just walk in and check out a book, like you do in a regular library?
C: No. For some reason the Vikings think that the books in the library are dangerous and people should not read them.
S: Oh so this is kind of like a book depository rather than a library, so books are preserved but not for reading by regular folks. Is that it?
C: Yes. But Hiccup wants to go in because his dragon Toothless destroyed a book and so Hiccup wants to get another book to replace it.
S: Hmm, that sounds like a good way of getting into trouble. So I’m guessing a lot of fun and dangerous adventures follow.
S: So did you enjoy reading this book?
C: Yes. It is just as funny as the other books in the series. I especially liked the dragon profiles at the end.
S: Tell me about that. What are the dragon profiles about?
C: They are descriptions of eleven different types of dragons. For example there is a Stinkdragon, which is a dragon that is like a skunk; the smell comes from its mouth though. There is also the Mood-dragon, and the Driller-Dragon, and there is one called the red hot itchy worm. There are a lot of these worms in the library.
S: So the dragon profiles are descriptions with some illustrations of what these special dragons are like, right?
S: Which is your favorite dragon profiled?
C: I don’t particularly have a favorite but there are lots of cute ones.
S: The ones you mentioned did not sound too cute to me!
C: Yes but there are also cutes ones. For example there is the Shortwing Squirrelserpent. Those are cute! There is a picture of them in this link. Hmm, I think that might be the only cute one though…
S: Alright, I can see you really liked this book, and will likely want to tell us some time about the next book in the series.
C: Oh yes!
S: So let us wrap up our review then with your three words describing this book.
C: Funny, curious, and adventurous.
S: Those will work! And what do you want to close with?
C: I hope you enjoyed this book bunny review. Stay tuned for more!