Poor Hiccup. He wants to be as good a Viking pirate as his father, Stoick the Vast, but his absolutely average size makes Pirate Training Lessons harder than he thought. But with the help of his best friend Fishlegs and his loyal, if sometimes sulky, pet dragon Toothless, Hiccup is destined for great swordfights, meetings with mysterious strangers, and hilarious treasure- seeking adventures as he learns "How to Be a Pirate."
This lighthearted book (the sequel to "How to Train Your Dragon") had me smiling, giggling, and even laughing out loud as I breezed through this fun, Roald Dahl-like story. The quirky illustrations and fun font-changes throughout the chapters visually kept my attention, and the deeper lessons of what really makes a good leader kept me thinking about the book well after the last page. I highly recommend this for anyone who likes a good laugh with their adventure!