Thursday, 5 July 2012

How to Speak Dragonese (How to Train Your Dragon Bk #3) by Cressida Cowell

A Viking lesson in pirating takes a strange turn when Hiccup and his best friend, Fishlegs, accidentally raid the wrong ship while trying to escape Sharkworms. The two lads rescue a tiny yet arrogant nanodragon named Ziggerastica, but then they are kidnapped as part of a vicious plot to steal every dragon on the Isle of Berk! Hiccup must rely on his tiny new friend, and his ability to speak Dragonese, to save the day ... again!
(Image and Description from Goodreads)

I love the pictures in these book and with the introduction of the Romans the pictures are even better. I must be easily amused as I did get a giggle out of the tattoos that the Romans had. Things like 'Rome Sweet Rome' and 'Mother' in a heart with an arrow through it. Yip easily amused.
"The Romans were the Vikings' deadly enemies - a very bossy lot who wanted to take over the world and had jolly near got there"
We are again introduced to more species of Dragon as well as the King of the Nanodragons and Alvin the Terrible returns bent on revenge. And, because the Romans plan in stealing all of the dragons we meet Camicazi, the heir of the Bog-Burglar Tribe.

Int his book we see Toothless' growing attachment to  Hiccup and (even though he tries to hide it) how much he cares for him.
"Toothless had spent the last 10 minutes muttering to himself on top of the mast....
'Nobody loves T-T-Toothless' he muttered to himself. But then the noises from the Roman ship got louder, and the boys did not reappear, and he started to get worried.
When he heard Hiccup YELL for help the little dragon called of his strike"
I have found that these book are filled with loads of little lessons for kids about acceptance and not tarring everyone with the same brush.

These books continue to live up to the first one! :) 
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