This book is beautifully put together.
It is very much a handbook rather than a novel. The book goes through various types of dragons and information on their language, nesting, and other topics. There isn't really a plot. It is more of a journal with the hauntings of a story.
But the thing I enjoyed most was the illustrations. There are pictures and drawings on pretty much every page. I loved the dragon illustrations. They were really cool.
This is definitely nothing like the movie aside from the characters' names and Hiccup's love for dragons. But it is still a fun book for young dragon-Lovers.