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Kid Konnection – Dragonbreath: Curse of the Were-Wiener

October 30, 2010

Danny Dragonbreath and his best friend Wendell are eating lunch at school one day, when Danny notices that his hot dog is unusually red.  It wasn’t really hot dog red – it was more like candy apple red.  Wendell takes the hot dog from Danny to inspect it closer and the hot dog bites him!  The next day, the bite is red and Wendell is itching and growing hair on his back.  Danny and Wendell do some research on lycanthropy, but can’t find anything specifically on were-wieners, but it’s obvious that Wendell’s turning into one.  It’s up them to find a way to defeat the alpha wurst.

Dragonbreath: Curse of the Were-Wiener is the third book in Ursula Vernon‘s Dragonbreath series but it stands alone just fine.  This was my first experience with Danny and Wendell and I found them to be delightful!  I loved everything about this book and found myself laughing out loud quite often as I read it.  Danny and Wendell are great characters and great friends and I thought the way they worked together to solve the problem was terrific.  I thought the storyline was great fun – I’m sure it will appeal to middle grade readers as well.  There’s suspense and spookiness, but the story’s not scary.  This is not a graphic novel, but it does feature fantastic illustrations that really enhance the story.  The only colors in the drawings are black, white, green and red, but they are just terrific.

You’ll want to get Dragonbreath: Curse of the Were-Wiener for any middle-grade readers in your life, just so you can borrow it!  Check out this video to get an idea of what the illustrations in the book are like:

Review copy provided by Penguin Books.  I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
17 Comments leave one →
  1. October 30, 2010 8:49 am

    This sounds hilarious! I loved the first book in the series! Thanks for sharing.

  2. October 30, 2010 10:40 am

    This is a fun book!

  3. October 30, 2010 12:57 pm

    The book looks like great fun. (That video is so good. I want more.) You have me buying this for two little girls I love so that, yes, I can borrow it from them.

  4. October 30, 2010 2:37 pm

    What fun! Loved the video. 🙂

  5. October 30, 2010 5:16 pm

    My little people will have to wait a few years to read this series. But thank you for the great review.

  6. October 30, 2010 5:43 pm

    OMG, this looks incredibly cute. I bummed I don’t have any Middle Schoolers. I think I’m going to have to see if our library has a copy.

  7. October 30, 2010 7:39 pm

    Once again….a children’s book you review, I must have for my grandchildren’s library (lucky grandkids!)

  8. October 30, 2010 7:55 pm

    I can not keep these books on my library shelves…the kids love them!!!

  9. October 30, 2010 8:12 pm

    Sounds like fun, and just the thing for Halloween (or should that been Hallow-wiener?)!

  10. October 30, 2010 9:13 pm

    This looks like a lot of fun. My young nephews would love it.

  11. October 31, 2010 7:55 am

    I have fallen in love with this book from your first paragraph! What a riot!

  12. October 31, 2010 2:18 pm

    Mu curiosity is piqued and will now have to look into these books next.

    Smiled when I heard you laughed out loud. That’s the best sound and a surefire win.

  13. October 31, 2010 6:31 pm

    My kids loved this book and fought over it when it first got here. It sounds like it’s a lot of fun and I love the thought of a wareweiner!

  14. November 1, 2010 8:05 pm

    This sounds really funny! Thanks for the tip.

  15. November 1, 2010 10:50 pm

    A were-weiner sounds like a perfect made up monster for kids that age.

  16. November 3, 2010 10:35 am

    I’ll have to tell The Girl about this book. It looks like something she’d find fun.

  17. November 14, 2010 8:26 am

    We have this on our shelf. My son really enjoys this series and I must admit I get a kick out of it too!

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