Published by Little Brown on 5/01/2014
Genres: Children's, Fantasy
Narrator: David Tennant
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Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon...
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Point One: I really liked How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. I picked it up from Audible when I was looking for a quick book. When I saw that this was narrated by David Tennant, I couldn’t resist.
Point Two: David Tennant was a wonderful narrator. He gets to use his Scottish accent, and even though sometimes I had to really concentrate to understand what he said, it was so worth it.
Point Three: The book is a lot different from the movie. If go into this book thinking it will be like the movie, you’re in for a surprise.
Point Four: To really enjoy this book, I think you will need to have an appreciation for children’s books, and I don’t just mean the award winners. This book was written for entertaining kids solely in mind. I completely understand why kids love this book so much.
Point Five: The names of the characters are so much fun. There’s our main character, Hiccup, and his best friend Fishlegs. There’s the bully, Snoutlout, and even the Hairy Scary Librarian. I loved it!
Point Six: Hiccup is a wonderful main character. He’s small, and can’t seem to follow the same rules as everyone else in the Hairy Hooligan tribe. He’s not afraid to try things his way, even if no one else really understands.
Point Seven: I enjoyed this book so much. It was a wonderful way to spend Sunday. It’s a lot different from the movie (or maybe I should say the movie is a lot different from the book), but I love them both equally.