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Curse of the Were-wiener (Dragonbreath #3)

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  1,185 Ratings  ·  110 Reviews
Danny Dragonbreath and his best friend Wendell thought the hot dog from the school cafeteria looked a little . . . off. Then things got weird when the hot dog bit Wendell, and weirder still when Wendell started to sprout back hair. Could Wendell be morphing into a . . . (cue ominous music) were-wiener? All evidence points to yes. And unless he and Danny can get past the lu ...more
Hardcover, 204 pages
Published September 16th 2010 by Dial Books (first published 2010)
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Jessica at Book Sake
Aug 16, 2010 Jessica at Book Sake rated it it was amazing
This book is meant for kids a little bit younger than me, but it was still a fun read. I was able to read it quickly and it was entertaining the whole way through. I liked the format of mixing in regular novel writing along with some comic type pages mixed in. The illustrations are cute and add something interesting to the book, especially for those that don’t like to read so much. I didn’t know what two-color illustrations were when starting this book, but it’s what the artist used through out ...more
Dec 13, 2012 Donalyn rated it really liked it
I ridiculously love the Dragonbreath series. The potato salad nemesis from Book One returns.
Vesela Proshkova
Nov 28, 2016 Vesela Proshkova rated it it was amazing
Всички, които са прочели предишните две книги от поредицата за неподражаемото драконче Огнедъх (класически мързел, но с бърз и комбинативен ум) и за приятеля му - игуаната Уендъл (прекалено благоразумен зубрач), вече предполагат какво щуро забавление ги очаква във "Вампирясалият хот-дог". И след прочитането на третата книжка ще се уверят, че предположението им е правилно. Защото и този път Урсула Върнън не изневерява на себе си, поднасяйки очарователна смесица от приключения и забавни ситуации. ...more
Книжни Криле
Oct 26, 2016 Книжни Криле rated it really liked it
Дракончето Огнедъх на Урсула Върнън отново е тук! От издателство „Плеяда” пускат третата книга от серията, а заглавието й е по-шантаво от всякога – „Проклятието на кренвирша върколак”! Прочетете ревюто на "Книжни Криле":
Meltem Koral
Feb 25, 2017 Meltem Koral rated it really liked it
This book contains lots of adventure . So if you love adventure, this book is for you. It is about Were-wolves taking over the world. It includes dragons and very interesting and exciting events. I highly recommend this book.
Adyn G
Dec 02, 2016 Adyn G rated it it was amazing
best book ever
Berkeley Poder
Oct 14, 2016 Berkeley Poder rated it it was amazing
Jonathon Villegas --
Dragonbreath book #3 is about to Dragons named Danny and Wendell and they are both Dragons, They both go to the same school and have most of there classes in the same classes. When one of them gets in trouble the other one gets in trouble to and when they get in trouble there, Mother gets mad at them because they should not getting in much trouble. All of the people there are different animals and some of them are Dragons and even dragon, they
Oct 18, 2012 Twinholly1 rated it it was amazing
Dragonbreath: Curse of the were-weiner is the third book in the Dragonbreath series by Ursula Vernon. In this book Vernon uses not just the typical black, white and green, but also uses red in her comic-like illustrations.

The books starts out as the first two books in the series did with Danny dreaming. This time he was daydreaming about being in the “dark creepy woods. There was something wrong with the trees, but Danny didn’t know what it was.” He was calling for his pal Wendell, but he was n
Rahul Sharma
Sep 28, 2016 Rahul Sharma rated it really liked it
funny and good natured. A relaxing read.
May 10, 2012 Brenda rated it liked it
It was a typical day at school for Danny Dragonbreath and his best friend, Wendell. Well, typical that is if you are a dragon like Danny and an iguana like Wendall. Anyway, they are at lunch and Danny is looking closely at the hot dog he just bought in the school cafeteria. It looked a little weird to him - it was really really red. As red as blood. He hands it to Wendell to look at and that's when the hot dog bites Wendell! Now that's really weird. As they are deciding whether or not to go to t ...more
Nicola Mansfield
Apr 28, 2011 Nicola Mansfield rated it really liked it
Reason for Reading: Next in the series. Actually I was sitting down to read #4, when it dawned on me that I hadn't read #3! Somehow I'd missed it amongst all the books, so getting my priorities in order I'm reading #3, then #4!

Well, the storyline for this book is just plain silliness, but I have to say it is my favourite one so far! Wendell always brings his own lunch to school, but Danny notices that the hot dogs in today's cafeteria lunch are an incredibly bright red colour. He passes it to We
Holly Letson
Another fun adventure with Danny and Wendell!
In this one, Wendell starts growing hair on his scales and itching all the time. But, Wendell isn't the only one! Half the class has the same symptoms. And, you're never going to believe what causes it...Were-Weiners from Transylvania!!
So, Wendell calls the 1-800 number listed on the package, and all they want to do is give him free samples. But, finally the tech-support guy explains that they have to kill the Alpha-Wurst in less than 3 days of th
Jan 18, 2013 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 and his iguana pal. It's the third book in the Dragonbreath series by Ursula Vernon.

We borrowed this book from our local library as an ebook and our girls really liked reading the full-color book on a tablet. The story is a quick read and the graphic novel-like scenes are woven throughout the story in a seamless way. This would be a great book for a child who
Ashley Nelson
Jul 30, 2012 Ashley Nelson rated it really liked it
Excellent third volume of the Danny Dragonbreath series. Danny's BFF Wendell is bitten by a rabid hot dog in the school cafeteria. Soon after he starts growing back hair, is itchy all over, and begins to wax poetically every time he sees the moon. Come to find out, the strange hot dog was actually a weir-wiener, from a batch that's gone feral. If they don't kill the alpha wurst in three days, his lycanthropy will become permanent. Good thing Danny remembers that "potato salad and hot dogs are mo ...more
Sally Kruger
One of my students surprised me with this book as a Christmas present. He said he knew I liked books so he got me this one.

It's a cute story that reminds me of recent offerings like the Wimpy Kid series and the Origami Yoda series. DRAGONBREATH has actually been around for some time, but thanks to my student, I'm just discovering it.

Danny Dragonbreath and his friend Wendell go on quite an adventure. During lunchtime in the school cafeteria, Wendell is bitten by a were-wiener. Wendell is an iguan
Sep 12, 2016 Tyler added it
Ilya Vorobyev
Mar 07, 2013 Ilya Vorobyev rated it really liked it
I chose this book because it looked easy to read and I liked the cover. In the book a a rabid hot dog bites Wendell (iguana) at his school cafeteria, it causes him to turn into a Were-Wiener. His trusty friend Danny Dragonbreath saves the day yet again by killing the Were--Wiener Master causing all the minions to go back to normal. My favorite quote was the last sentence when they say "Anything could happen in five days. Anything at all." it gives you a clue that there will be a new addition to ...more
Shayla Gibson
Aug 11, 2013 Shayla Gibson rated it really liked it
Danny Dragonbreath is a bit of a hapless hero (a dragon who hasn't quite got the hang of fire-breathing), but with help from his best friend Wendell, he'll make it through troubles both magical and mundane. When Wendell is bitten by a were-wiener in his school lunch, Danny has to enlist the aid of sentient potato salad to save his friend from a permanent affliction of lycanthropy.

Ursula Vernon is an engaging writer, and also did the illustrations for this hilarious book (and the rest of the seri
May 02, 2010 Woodenvelt rated it it was amazing
As usual, Ursula Vernon's quirky humor and engaging illustrations create a fun, compelling story that will keep even the most reluctant reader engaged and asking for more. This series is fun, imaginative, and oddly educational. The artwork is beautiful and the characters are irascible.

In this, the third book in the series, Danny Dragonbreath must enter the Potato Salad's lair and enlist the aide of the Salad's rat minions to rescue his best friend Wendel from the curse of the Were-wiener.

Oct 07, 2010 Gmr rated it really liked it
This book was so much fun! I have the first book...somewhere in my "books bought but not yet read" box but well..have yet to read it, but you can definitely follow this fun adventure with no problem. Starring Danny (the -part- dragon) and Wendell (the iguana) in a most outrageous tale about what's REALLY in that school cafeteria always knew something was off but when it bites back, yeah, time to SERIOUSLY worry!

Fun for readers of all ages, boys and girls, animal and mineral...with i
Oct 21, 2010 Angela rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Another good Ursula Vernon book. In my opinion, none of the Dragonbreath books come close to the wonder of Nurk, but I kinda hold Nurk in higher regard than... well, most things that exist in this genre.

In any case, how could anyone not have fun with the concept of a giant sentient weiner?! The concept alone gets special points for awesome!

There are moments in this one, toward the climax, that just resound awesomeness in my mind... visual and very specific word usages that just make you feel w
Oct 10, 2010 Kat rated it it was amazing
This review is based on an Advanced Reader's Copy that I recieved from the publisher.

I've been aware of, but have never read any of the books in the Dragonbreath series. I got this advanced copy and couldn't wait to read it, the cover itself is adorable, and the story seemed like it would be fun. This book completely exceeded my expectations.

The writing was smart, the humor was great and quick, the main characters were adorable, and the art was just right. I can't wait to read more books in this
Becky B
Wendell is bitten by a were-weiner from Transylvania during school lunch. Danny and Wendell must destroy the alpha wurst with the help of a sentient potato salad (that made an appearance in bk 1 of the series) and its rat minions before Wendell and other school mates are completely transformed and in the thrall of the alpha wurst.

This is the funniest and least scary were-creature story you're going to find out there. Vernon's writing, illustrations, and comedic touches are brilliant. Danny and W
Dec 29, 2010 nicole rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010, cybils
This book is hysterical. I liked the frequent switch between standard chapter book format and graphics essential to the narrative of the story. I thought it was playful enough to keep voracious and reluctant readers amused. The tongue-in-cheek asides, such as which mother is easier to sneak out from under, were clever. I'm hesitant to call this one a short-list until I read Ninja Frogs, which I'm still on the hold list for at my public library.

It seems as if I deleted my picture of where I compl
I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would. I decided to pick it up due to the popularity this series has amongst the kids at my library. And to my surprise, I found it quite funny, delightful & well written. It is a fun and sarcastic romp in a world run by reptiles and amphibians, as seen through the antics of Danny the Dragon and his nerdy but loyal iguana best friend, Wendell. The artwork adds well to the storytelling, and is quite expressive for simple black, white and green dr ...more
Mary Catelli
A bright red hot dog bites Wendell at the school cafeteria. The next day he and many other students are itching furiously and sprouting hair. With a little distraction, Danny finds the original package -- they come from Transylvania. They do not take the bus this time, though Danny finds the route, with two transfers. Calling the number on the package gets some info, but they still need to deal with it in a tale involving the ancient hot dog/potato salad enmity, talking to rats, a food fight, an ...more
Max Ricci
Nov 19, 2015 Max Ricci rated it it was amazing
The book I read was Dragonbreath: Curse of the Were-Wiener. The author of this book is Ursula Vernon. The genre is because reptiles take the place of people. The setting takes place in modern times. The main characters are Danny and Wendell. The book is about Danny's friend, Wendell, gets bitten by a hot dog during lunch. But this is no ordinary hot dog. Danny and Wendell go on a thrilling adventure to cure his friend from the effects of the bite. I rated this book five out of five stars because ...more
NewFranklin School
Sep 22, 2011 NewFranklin School rated it it was amazing
Dragonbreath is one of my favorite series. This is one of the best books I have ever read. This book is awesome if you like action, comedy, suspense, drama, adventure, horror and friendship. I hope they keep making books for the series. In this book Danny's hot dog bites Wendell and Wendell starts growing, starts growing back hair and gets creepy every time he sees a full moon. Wendell has three days before he becomes a were-wiener and to defeat the leader they need help from an unusual thing.
Ben Goodridge
Jul 21, 2015 Ben Goodridge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's a scene in "Curse of the Were-Weiner" in which a dragon and an iguana are following a rat through the sewers in search of a potato salad that escaped the school cafeteria, to enlist it in their battle against the Alpha Wurst, after the iguana was bitten by an infected hot dog and started to transform into a were-weiner.

The words "it makes sense in context" seem curiously inadequate at this point.

She signed MY copy. So there.
Jon Merkley
Feb 05, 2012 Jon Merkley rated it it was amazing
This one came with a strong recommendation (from my nephew). There wasn't really any sort of moral to it or anything but it was pretty good. If I was in elementary school and I had the same desire for reading that I do now (which isn't much but it was non-existant for me when I actually was in elementary school), I would most likely have read it if it was recommended and had any explanation to it.
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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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