How to Train Your Dragon: The Perfect Pet


How to Train Your Dragon: The Perfect Pet is a children’s book by Cressida Cowell. It is the first book in the “How to Train Your Dragon” series. The book was published in 2003 by Hodder & Stoughton in the United Kingdom, and in 2004 by Little, Brown and Company in the United States. The book has been translated into 38 languages.

The story is about a young Viking boy named Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, who lives on the island of Berk in the archipelago of the Hairy Hooligan Tribe. Hiccup’s father is the tribe’s chief, and Hiccup is being groomed to follow in his father’s footsteps. However, Hiccup is not a particularly skilled Viking, and he is constantly getting into trouble.

One day, Hiccup’s father brings home a dragon egg. Hiccup is tasked with caring for the egg, and he hatches a plan to train the dragon once it hatches. However, dragons are not easy to train, and Hiccup soon discovers that he is in over his head.

The book was well-received by critics and was a commercial success. It won numerous awards, including the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Gold Award, the Blue Peter Book Award, and the British Book Award. The book has been adapted into a successful film franchise, with three films released as of 2019.

The book series has been praised for its depiction of dragons, which are typically portrayed as villains in popular culture. The series has been credited with helping to change the public’s perception of dragons, and with increasing interest in dragon-related topics.

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