How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.4 Llamas


I read this book YEARS ago, and I loved it! This book was the inspiration for the movie, ‘Hoe to Train your Dragon’ which is one of my favorite movies. So, when my friend let me borrow his books, I absolutely fell in love with these books.

The books are a little bit different than the movies… ok, they’re a LOT different. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t good, ’cause they are really, REALLY good; and I used to read and re-read these books soooooooooo many times! (I love dragons, so, I love these books)

The only issue with the books is they can get really confusing sometimes. I don’t remember a lot about the other books, but I do remember being a little bit confused about some random things thrown in here-and-there. I don’t believe the books had anything inappropriate in them, and I don’t think they were scary; so, I do think this book is acceptable for younger kids to read, and I just want to warn you… they have some really WEIRD pictures in them! (I remember a really weird looking witch lady, and some interesting looking people; but that’s about as far as I remember..)

Over all, this is a great book for young boys and young girls. (I mean, I enjoyed it so wouldn’t other girls like it too?) And I don’t think there is a lot of weird or inappropriate pictures in it, but to be fair, I haven’t read the books in a really long time. (But I read them as a kid and I remember liking them, so I think they are safe!)


  • DRAGONS!!!!!!!
  • Funny, kid-friendly and very enjoyable!


  • Can be very weird at times

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans, tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan by catching and training a dragon. Can Hiccup do it without being torn limb from limb?

Join his adventures and misadventures as he finds a new way to train dragons–and becomes a hero. This action-packed, hilarious, and perfectly illustrated novel is a modern classic beloved by millions across the globe.

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