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How To Train Your Dragon

Oscar’s Best Animated Motion Pictures — and one that was overlooked

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We here at BookTrib are huge fans of Designer Daddy (a.k.a. Brent Almond) who graces our site with his knowledge of popular culture and blogs about (among other things) his preschooler, superheroes and the adventures of parenting. One of the pleasures of Brett’s work is his “Super Lunch Notes,” the colorful and wonderfully geeky slips of paper he sneaks into his kid’s lunch before he heads off to school. And these notes aren’t just “Have a nice day,” or “I’m so proud of you!” These are notes full of fun, flair and all the magic today’s magical pop culture renaissance. Recently, Almond was kind enough to share with us some of his latest Super Lunch Notes, which are based on…

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Holy Mother of Dragons — scaly beasts are hot, hot, hot!

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Lately it seems like dragons are everywhere. Whether you’re turning on the television, picking up a book, or heading to the movies, you’re almost guaranteed to see a fire-breathing, scale-wearing, high-flying creature. Not that we’re complaining. Dragons are a staple of the world of fantasy, way more badass than unicorns and certainly more interesting than fairies. We say bring on the dragons! And here are some of the best that have recently caught our eye: How to Train Your Dragon 2 The first movie was a feel-good adventure about a boy named Hiccup and the dragon he befriends. The sequel, out in theaters now, promises to be even better. Hiccup and his friends have come of age, and with maturity…

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