Hiccup may be the son of the Viking leader Stoick the Vast, but he is not very fearsome as a Viking himself. When he and his friend Fishlegs are going through their dragon choosing rite to become men, an unfortunately timed sneeze from Fishlegs leads them in a mad scramble to bag a dragon quickly before they are scorched or bitten to death. So instead of ending up with a Monstrous Nightmare dragon, a fearsome beast worthy of a chief’s son, Hiccup bags the smallest, most common Common Garden that he has ever seen. And it doesn’t even have any teeth. Fittingly, Hiccup names his dragon Toothless.
According to the book by dragon training expert, Professor Yobbish, there is only one simple step in training a dragon: yell at it. But since Hiccup isn’t very good at yelling, he decides to try training Toothless by other means. Unfortunately for Hiccup, Toothless turns out to be one stubborn little dragon. . . .
This book is very funny, and not a difficult read. Its intended audience is upper elementary readers. There are currently nine books in the series. If you enjoyed How to Train Your Dragon, you may also be interested in The Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney and The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger.