From my editor! This is going to be a STARRED (that's apparently Very Good, as good as it gets for reviews) in Kirkus (this is VERY good, as Kirkus is notoriously cruel):
Dragonbreath. Ursula Vernon. (Dial 978-0-8037-3363-3)
Young everydragon Danny Dragonbreath hasn’t quite caught the knack of breathing fire yet, but he sure knows how to have adventures—or at least to inflict them on Wendell, his peace-loving iguana buddy. Having failed to impress his teacher Mr. Smaug with a hastily concocted report on the fictitious “snorkelbat,” Danny recklessly drags Wendell off to the Sargasso Sea (on a bus) to gather material on actual marine life with the help of his cousin Edward, a sea serpent. Encounters with a shark, poisonous jellyfish, vampire squid (“Instead of ink, they shoot a cloud of glowing snot at you.” “Glowing snot? That is SO COOL!”) and an aggressive giant squid ensue.
My editor--who called to tell me this--claims that getting a starred review from Kirkus is like being asked to eat at the mean girls' table in school, so that's good!
They're also giving it a spotlight in their graphic novel issue, which is good, too--they did something similar for Nurk, but it didn't get a starred review, even though they were nice to it, too.
This is promising. I think.