I was going to title this post How to Train Your Dragon, but in reality, this post is going to be much more about the author of the story, Cressida Cowell.
First of all, let me say, WOW! Dreamworks did a fantastic, no... more like phenomenal job portraying this movie. I say that, but I have never read the book, so I hope I feel the same after I read it. What the movie portrayed to me was the author's imagination.
I didn't know Cressida Cowell wrote this story until I came home and googled her. But I sat the whole time in the theater, transfixed and in awe, thinking what a wonderful imagination the author who wrote this story must have. She had to know her characters inside and out, to give such life and personality to Toothless and Hiccup. I fell in love with these characters and I cannot wait to go to my library tomorrow and pick up Cressida's other stories about them.
And after reading her bio on her website, I think Cressida is pretty cool, too. Spending every summer and time from every spring on a deserted island with no electricity... that is amazing. Listening to the stories her father told of the Vikings and Dragons, and then spinning those into this fabulous book series...that is writing at its best!
Very, very cool, Cressida Cowell.