I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Dragonbreath: Attack Of The Ninja Frogs by Ursula Vernon
Also by this author: Dragonbreath #4
Published by Penguin on 2010-02-04
Genres: Animals, Asia, Comics & Graphic Novels, Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical, Fiction, Middle Grade, People & Places
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Danny Dragonbreath knows girls are nothing but trouble. And the new foreign exchange student, Suki the Salamander, is the worst: she's reduced his best friend, Wendell, to a blithering, lovesick tadpole. But when a group of ninja frogs attempt to kidnap her, Danny knows he must step in. Danny and Wendell have watched lots of kung fu movies and can totally take on a bunch of ninja frogs. Or, um, so he hopes . . .
Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frogs by Ursula Vernon is an incredibly quick MG read. Basically it’s about this dragon named Danny who has a BFF named Wendell. Danny is enamored by kung fu movies and ninjas. A new lizard, Suki, comes to town as part of an exchange program. Wendell gets a crush on Suki. Suki, however, is more than she appears, whether she likes it or not.
To be quite honest, I think Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frogs by Ursula Vernon would resonate well with kids who loved Diary of a Wimpy Kid, except for unlike Greg, Danny seems to really care about his friends. As an adult, I laughed out loud at one scene of the Dragonbreath: Attack Of The Ninja Frogs by Ursula Vernon, where the great-grandfather dragon is meeting Wendell, and he keeps calling Wendell by the name of Wanda. I don’t know, I’m really 12 on the inside I swear, since I kept cracking up. Aside from that, I would probably have giggled at the other stuff, had I been a bit younger.
While I didn’t exactly love Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frogs by Ursula Vernon, I do see it as being a wonderful book to push on the reluctant reading crowd. In fact, I plan on donating my copy to the middle school I student taught at, as I think some of the reluctant readers there would love it and I do think it would be a fabulous addition to an elementary/middle school library.
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