How to Train Your Dragon

by Cressida Cowell
Series: Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III #1
224 pages, Fantasy
Reviewed by Kristi

A funny read, but expect some body humor.


Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was once famed throughout Viking society as "The Dragon Whisperer", but it wasn't always like that. Read the tale of how young Hiccup set out to train his dragon and become a Hero the hard way.


Hiccup and his friend Fishlegs tell a few lies about the nature of Hiccup's very small dragon, to make it seem more important.

Spiritual Content

The Vikings believe in the Norse gods such as Thor and Loki. Hiccup prays to Loki.


A dragon eats various animals and attempts to eat Hiccup. There are some small fights between the Viking characters.

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Sexual Content


Crude or Profane Language or Content

This book is meant for young boys and contains a lot of humor involving bodily functions and bodily fluids. There is a doodle of the backside of a naked Viking flying through the air.


This is an amusing and whimsical read, but expect belching and other less pleasant behavior from the characters.

Fun Score: 4
Values Score: 3.5
Written for Age: 8-10

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