Mini-Review of Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frogs by Ursula Vernon

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.

Mini-Review of Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frogs by Ursula VernonDragonbreath: 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
Pages: 208
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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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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About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. I read this first one of these and passed it on to my younger niece – she loved it! I'll have to pick this one up for her.

  2. Jenn (Books At Midnight) says

    Thank you for participating in The Saturday Network!

    And great review! Lol, the Wanda/Wendell thing seems like one of those sort of classic childish jokes that still make you laugh no matter how old you are. 🙂


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