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Our 8 yr old son LOVED the Dragon Breath series because they make him "Laugh his head off!". He has read every book in the series, a few of them in a day. When asked why he likes these books he said "Because they have good characters, are funny, adventurous, and the story lines are crazy - crazy AWESOME!". All of theses things make this book and the others in the series incredibly interesting to a kiddo who enjoys funny adventures.
As a parent I appreciate that they are funny without being totally stupid and that they are easy to read without being "dumbed down". I would say the reading level is higher than Big Nate but not as high as say Harry Potter. These are great transition books for readers who need a bit more of a challenge. However they are also great for more advanced readers who just want to read a great story about an amazing adventure.
Overall a great series and I would highly recommend for the 8-9 yr old set.
Another very entertaining story in the Dragonbreath series. After Wendell is bitten by a hot dog, Danny and Wendell must find a way to take down the alpha wurst and save the school (not to mention Wendell!) from becoming its minions.
Ursula's trademark "quirkiness" is in full force here. ("Do you ever worry that your childhood is warping you in some fashion?" "Are you kidding? I'm counting on it.") Kids will love the cute story and interleaved comic book illustrations, and there are plenty of little tidbits thrown in for the grown ups. (Anyone book that can throw in the line "Joseph Campbell is spinning in his grave" and have it be apropos is totally awsome!)
I think the storytelling is a notch higher in this book than in previous books. With his best friend's life on the line, Danny's adventure has a bit more gravity and a bit less whimsy to it.
I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone who would enjoy a bit of intelligent silliness. ("Periodic Table Bandages: Puts The Pain Back In Learning")
I am constantly looking for books that will keep my eleven year old son entertained. He really loved the Diary of a Whimpy Kid books so when I purchased these books I was looking for a series of fun and entertaining books for him to read this summer. Well needless to say; these books were so entertaining that my son has read the entire series in less than a week. If you have a son or daughter ages 9-12 they are sure to really enjoy this series. The DragonBreath series is cute and very entertaining.The books have some pictures which my son really enjoyed looking at. I highly recommend this series especially for boys and girls that are into the Wizard 101 internet games.
This is a comedy book. I bought the first one for my 11-year-old who enjoys reading funny books. He is a boy. Small comparison might be the diary of a Wimpy kid series for the comedy also. When he is reading this book he goes beyond the required minimum time he is supposed to read. He really enjoys the series. I like it because there is no Violence and no swearing. It is a funny book about a dragon.
You can always count on something like this book to capture a students attention. It's furn looking, bright new cover is eye catching. Everyone is checked out and others are waiting for them to be checked back in. Even 4th and 5th graders seem to like them.
My kids and I love this series, and Curse of the Were-wiener is our favorite of all of them. We had actually already read this book (from the library) and loved it so much I ordered a copy from Amazon. My kids are 9 and 12 (boy and a girl) and both love the books. It is especially a great series for kids having a hard time getting into reading because the graphics are so engaging. Highly recommended!