So begins Cressida Cowell's hilarious picture book about a little Viking who cannot fit in. Unlike his dad, Stoick the Vast, Hiccup is tiny, thoughtful and polite and scared of almost everything - especially of going to sea for the very first time. But go he must...
So who will save the day when everything goes disgustingly wrong aboard ship and all the big Vikings lose their cool?
This wonderfully witty fable will delight all those who have ever faced up to their worse fears and is destined to become a children's classic. Expect great things from little Hiccup. This is a perfect picture book for all children aged between three and six who love Vikings and watching grown-ups come unstuck!
PRAISE FOR HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON:
1 CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE WEEK: 'This book is great fun and has a Blackadderish sense of humour ... full of the sort of jokes that will make schoolboys snigger.' - Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times
2'A wonderfully wittily written and illustrated story.' - Waterstones Quarterly Magazine
3'How to Train Your Dragon is a delightful narrative caper...' Lindsey Fraser, Sunday Herald, Glasgow
4' ... raucous and slapstick... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps.' - The Financial Times
5'[Cressida Cowell] puts a contemporary spin on the old brains over brawn moral and brings the story to a climax with a thrilling dragon duel. Lots for lots of different readers to enjoy.' - Books for Keeps
6'Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful.' - Independent on Sunday
PRAISE FOR HOW TO BE A PIRATE:
1'An excellent sequel to How to Train Your Dragon, this highly amusing adventure story with a dash of toilet humour is perfect reading for boys and girls alike aged 8-12.' - Publishing News
2'Cowell is the new star in children's fiction' - The Times
3'extraordinary, funny and cool' - Tom Dillon, Mill Lane Primary School
4'good holiday reading for any young adventurer' - Reading evening post