Kid’s Book Review: How to Steal A Dragon

Kid’s Book Review: How to Steal A Dragon

About the Book, Author and Illustrator

At Villains Academy it’s the start of the winter term and there’s a new teacher in town – the notorious dragon-rider Felix Frostbite.

Class Z are in awe of him and his lessons on venomous beasts and mythical creatures, but werewolf Bram is suspicious. Soon Bram and his friends the Cereal Killers uncover Felix Frostbite’s evil plan to steal all the dragons from the Wicked Woods and leave Villains Academy undefended.

You’ll have to read the book to discover if the gang learnt enough to outsmart their troublesome teacher, or will Felix Frostbite’s heist go down in villain history?

Ryan Hammond author

Ryan Hammond grew up in leafy Sheffield, surrounded by nature and bad influences. By day he is a children’s book designer and by night he is a secret villain, hiding snacks and defeating his nemesis’ one at a time. Either that, or busy being an author-illustrator. He currently lives in a haunted house, surrounded by lots and LOTS of books and identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community.

He likes cute animals, quirky characters and representing everyone that feels like they are different or weird. His aim is to make sure children enjoy reading for the fun of it and that his characters are reflective of the world we live in – even those with villainous streaks. He is yet to be convinced that bad characters are not the best.

Book Review

I would recommend this book to people who like mischief and fantasy

I really liked this book because most of the characters in it are funny. My favourite character is Sheila, the ghost, because she always says funny things.

In one part of the story her friends think that she ate the dragon eggs (but don’t worry, she didn’t). I liked the story because there was lots of adventure too. I also liked Mr. Mardybum because in the pictures he’s always in funny poses.

I liked that there were lots of illustrations and they really help to show what is happening in the story. I really like how at the back of the book it shows you how to draw the main characters. I would recommend this book to people who like mischief and fantasy.

Here is a link to the first book in the series that was enjoyed by a different young reader.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Nora
  • Age: 7 years
  • Likes: Reading, swimming and guinea-pigs
  • Dislikes: losing my teeth and bedtime
  • Favourite Book: Olga the Polga by Michael Bond
  • Favourite Song: Cruel Summer by Taylor Swift
  • Favourite Film: Muppets: A Christmas Carol