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Hiccup The Viking Who Was Seasick

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This is a lovely book; it is warm and witty, with instant appeal and the deft touch we have come to expect from Cressida Cowell. I'm so glad I found this little story on YouTube before starting my journey with this series (which I just received in the mail today). Great book for the little ones, though, especially if they've been introduced to the movies (which are in many ways VERY different than the books).

I just didn't feel like Hiccup's "fear" of the sea was explored much, even though that was the major plot point, besides being seasick.Very sweet little book about a kid who is worried he won't be a very good Viking, he is due to go to sea for the first time and he is terrified. My son absolutely loves the How To Train Your Dragon movies and he finally decided that he wanted us to read the books together. Hiccup, The Viking Who Was Sick is an hilarious, heartwarming tale about a little boy facing his fears and getting to grips with the things he hates the most. She has a BA in English Literature from Oxford University, a BA in Graphic Design from St Martin's and an MA in Narrative Illustration from Brighton.

Hiccup, The Viking who was Seasick (also titled Hiccup the Seasick Viking in 2000) is a large book designed for small children. Cute prequel to the How to Train Your Dragon Series; a good book for children who are shy, reluctant, or apprehensive about trying new things, to encourage them to face their fears and gain strength and courage from experiences.The other Viking children mock him all the time, and won't let him join in with their rough-and-tumble games because they know he is frightened of everything from spiders to thunder. However, I wish that the book showed more of an internal struggle or hero-moment when Hiccup makes the decision to take charge. This is Cressida Cowell's first story of any kind relating to the How to Train Your Dragon Book series, and is about the relationship between father and son.

I liked the introduction by Cowell, about how this is what started her crazy journey with the How to Train Your Dragon series.

At first I thought what are the odds that there is another Viking kid with the name of Hiccup who is afraid only to realise at the end of the book that this is the same Hiccup that the movie is based on. Hiccup, afraid of going to sea with his heroic viking father, Stoick the Vast, learns all of this from his seafaring adventure. So who will save the day when everything goes disgustingly wrong aboard ship and all the big Vikings lose their cool?

Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland. He never really seemed scared at all of the sea once he was out there, and because his fear was never really shown or explained, it felt hard to believe this fact about him or care that he overcame it to be a hero.

Upon seeing that Vikings can get sick and scared, Hiccup starts to feel better and navigates the ship back home, past many marvelous creatures of the sea. This wonderfully witty fable will delight all those who have ever faced up to their worse fears and is destined to become a children's classic. The Vikings are lost in a terrible storm, and it's up to Hiccup to help them find their way home again. She was convinced that there were dragons living on this island, and has been fascinated by dragons ever since. Simpatična pričica koja je svojevrsni prequel knjizi Kako izdresirati zmaja, u kojoj upoznajemo Štucavca dok je još bio mali Viking kojeg je bilo strah ploviti morem.

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