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Nightmare of the Iguana (Dragonbreath #8)

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Danny Dragonbreath has seen a lot of weird things, but nothing quite like the inside of his best friend Wendell's brain. Wendell has been having terrible nightmares, and Danny and Wendell's totally-not-girlfriend Suki agree to venture into the iguana's mind to get rid of the thing causing the dreams--before Wendell goes permanently insane. There's more scary stuff in ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Dial
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Feb 19, 2013 heidi rated it really liked it
It's nice to keep watching Danny get more mature and confident. He's always been a bit rash, but at least now he's thinking about consequences.

I think my favorite part of this book was the nerdy Star Trek joke, but there is a lot for an adult to get out of this in addition to the joy that the kiddos get from it.

Suki is a perpetual delight to me. And Wendell's dreams are so perfectly what he would have nightmares about. Bran waffles and pop quizzes!

Read if: You have liked other Dragonbreath books
Tiffany Labelle
This was a cute book that my son and I enjoyed reading together. We love the Danny Dragonbreath series.
May 27, 2013 Dolly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: children who enjoy reading graphic novels
Part-graphic novel, part chapter book, this is an entertaining and somewhat educational story about an adolescent anthropomorphic dragon, his iguana pal, and a girl salamander. It's the eighth book in the Dragonbreath series by Ursula Vernon.

This was a fun story featuring Danny, Wendell, and Suki and a cute creature called a baku. When Wendell keeps having terrifying nightmares, Danny's grandfather instructs Suki and Danny how to get a baku and save him. While there are humorous parts throughou
Becky B
Wendell is having epically horrible nightmares. The strain of it is really starting to show, so he goes to the only adult he trusts in such matters, Danny's Great-Granddad. The old dragon instructs Wendell to have Danny watch him sleep and look for signs of mythical creatures feeding off his nightmares. It turns out that not only does Wendell have Night Mares feeding off his dreams, he also has a Dream Wasp. Now that the cause of the nightmares has been narrowed down, they travel to visit ...more
Mary Catelli
Jan 22, 2016 Mary Catelli rated it really liked it
The title iguana is indeed Wendell. He's so desperate that he calls Danny's great-grandfather even at the cost of being called Wanda again. Armed with the knowledge, he gets Danny to watch him at night and see what the problem is. Then they take the bus to the great-grandfather's, and discover Suki's there. (Danny's great-grandfather had given her a bus pass, which lets her reach the mythological bus stops.) So all together, they deal with it. It involves going to a hot spring for an ally, ...more
LS Schulz
Another very fun story about Danny and his friends, although this time Danny must travel inside Wendell's mind to help him with the nightmares he keeps having. He does not go alone, though. He is joined by Suki the Salamander, and they discover a number of interesting things about Wendell and what his fears are as they navigate his dream world and try to rid him of the mythical creature that is causing his nightmares. I laughed at the fact that Wendell would have all of his 'memories' stored as ...more
Feb 23, 2013 Amy rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I love the Danny Dragonbreath books. Part chapter book, part graphic novel and all fun. The Dragonbreath series reminds me of The Muppet Show, in that there is humor for both kids and adults. In their latest adventure, Danny's best friend Wendell is being plagued by bad dreams (included in his nightmares are quizzes he hasn't studied for, health food he doesn't want to eat, and bullies he tries to avoid). So Danny and Suki (Wendell's "she's just my friend, not my girlfriend" friend) ...more
Naomi Schmidt
Jun 12, 2013 Naomi Schmidt rated it liked it
Not my favorite Dragonbreath book, but still cute and amusing. And after I finished my two-and-a-half-year-old flipped through it making his own story up based on the pictures, which was adorable. And I love how graphic panels are effortlessly integrated into the mostly-text story. More books should do that.
Connie Easlick
Sep 20, 2013 Connie Easlick rated it it was amazing
I think this children's series is great! Danny is always getting on an adventure whether he is looking for one or not. And he's usually looking for one. He is joined by his friend, Wendell, and this one has Suki in it. They go on an adventure in Wendell's dream to fix it and have a great time! Thank you Ursula Vernon for a great series. My 11 year old girl loves them! The pictures are great too!
Aug 08, 2013 mandyfujita rated it liked it
This is a cute adventure with Danny the dragon and Wendell the iguana. Wendell is having a hard time with school. Heaven forbid he had an A- on his paper. At night, his sleep is restless because of all the nightmares he is having. They get help from Great-Grandfather Dragonbreath. Monsters, horses and wasps are all part of this adventure that you'll love.
Jul 10, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: kid-lit
Malcolm says, "I like it because it has a lot of scary stuff and I like scary stuff. And I liked when the monster said, 'Do you want some Brewer's yeast?!" and I liked when the baku fell asleep so many times."
Still more Dragonbreath fun, this time with a visit from Suki! And I've decided that instead of "librarian," I want to be called "pestilent book botherer."
Apr 25, 2014 Daniel rated it it was amazing
Danny a great dragon who will do anything to help and protect his friend even if he can be annoying at times!
Graham Jackson
Aug 31, 2015 Graham Jackson rated it it was amazing
Wendell is having some strange Danny and his friend Suki enter Wendell's nightmares.but you never know what you'll find in a super nerd's head.
May 08, 2015 Samantha rated it it was amazing
Perhaps my favorite so far. My daughter loved it, too. She giggled over the crush discomfort poor Wendell suffered.
Holly Letson
This was a really fun book to read. I loved that Wendell's thoughts were kept in a dream library. I also was happy that Wendell and Suki acknowledged their feelings/relationship for one another.
Ashley Nelson
May 06, 2013 Ashley Nelson rated it really liked it
I continue to enjoy the Dragonbreath books. The dry humor makes this kids' series delightful for adults as well.
Jun 23, 2015 Oliver rated it it was amazing
this book was good because Wendell was not in most of the story because he was asleep! There was an interesting part where there was a big giant waffle.
Carl Nelson
May 06, 2013 Carl Nelson rated it really liked it
Lots of witty moments make this trip through Wendell's subconscious another great addition to the "Dragonbreath" series.
May 15, 2016 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
Can we please talk about how much I love Dragonbreath? SO MUCH. This one, featuring the return of Suki, is so amazing and wonderful and I love it, basically, okay. So much love.
Nov 12, 2014 Danielle rated it really liked it
This was a good book in the series. A little dark at times and funny too. I really enjoyed the inside of "Wanda's brain."
May 10, 2015 Maximus rated it really liked it
I loved this book it was great the while idea that you go into a dream world it the best this book should be read over and over
Feb 06, 2015 Emily rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-readers
Features plenty of scary monsters, and good relationship exploration - Danny and Suki make a good team, and the eeww/fascination with boyfriend-girlfriend stuff is sketched out well.
Jan 14, 2013 Jenny rated it really liked it
Another great addition to the Dragonbreath series. I'm so glad I found this! My 4th graders LOVE Danny and his escapades.
Feb 16, 2013 Dolores rated it it was amazing
Shelves: guy-reads
Book 8 in the series, and Wendell is front and center. He's having nightmares and he's going to need some help getting rid of them. Plenty of humor and adventure here, as always.
Elizabeth Mccoy
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Ursula Vernon is a freelance writer, artist and illustrator. She is best known for the webcomic Digger and the children's books Dragonbreath and Nurk: The Strange, Surprising Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shrew. Ursula is also a prolific painter and the creator of the Biting Pear of Salamanca, a work which became an internet meme in the form of the "LOL WUT" pear.

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