Epic Battle of Fire vs. Ice


“Dragonbreath: The Frozen Menace” by Ursula Vernon is a book about a dragon who has lost his fire-breathing ability. He travels to the farthest north to try to find a baby phoenix egg shell in order to reignite his flame. There are 3 main characters in the story. Danny Dragonbreath is a dragon who loves to go on adventures and is very brave. Wendell is a friend of Danny’s, and he is an iguana who has hypochondria, a medical condition that makes him constantly worry about his health. Christiana, also a friend of Danny’s, is a crested lizard who is a scientist and is always trying to figure out the logical explanation for the many, magical powers that Danny has.

I won’t tell you any more about the story, but let’s just say that Danny’s adventures with his two friends include going to mythical Japan, travelling through a magic portal (that happens to be located in Danny’s great-grandfather’s fridge!), avoiding being squashed by giant killer ice worms, and infuriating a phoenix with the long name of Sun-Blazing-on-the-Snows-Eternal.

I would definitely recommend this book for kids aged 6 to 11. It has a nice mix of comedy and adventure, and you get sucked into the book because of that.

This is the 11th book in the “Dragonbreath” series. The first book was published in 2012. This book has 208 pages. All of the books in the series are hybrid books, part comic part novel. The illustrations are very detailed and also include text.