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If you have any choice in the matter as the reading parent, I do not recommend, I'm still trying to get the word count on the number of times you have to say "dragons" "tacos" and "spicy salsa"
A class favorite for my 2-4yr olds. They are nonstop laughs as we learn that dinosaurs love tacos but get tummy aches if there is salsa on it.
Your kiddos will love this book - it's imaginative, super silly and fun!
Who doesn't love tacos? So long as they aren't spicy! Both books in this series were fun to read and the illustrations were cute.
I somehow missed this book and didn't read it until a couple of weeks ago, but am so glad that I finally did! It's fun, silly, and full of two of the greatest things in the world: dragons and tacos. A great story time read or just for fun read!
"this book changed my life. i will never have to wonder what a dragon's favorite food is again.
Such a delight. Full of humor. Perfect for Austin audiences as we do love our tacos here. And dragons.
Delightfully silly and fun. Dragons + tacos = the best picture book I've read all year.
Fun and silly with colourful illustrations. Make sure to read the list on the inside jacket before reading the story itself. My four year old really enjoyed this book, and I found it quite charming too. There are a few pages where the text could be better placed (i.e. you're supposed to read it *then* look at the picture for the story to flow - but that's not what the layout suggests) but, outside of that, it's a really great story for young kids.
The art is fantastic.
The content is a bit lacking. A fun read without much depth.
Possibly the greatest dragon/taco story every written. A must read.
Fun and silly picture book about dragons who love tacos but don't like hot sauce!
Great for storytimes and bedtime :)
My very favorite picture book to read in storytimes. So silly and has the kids in stitches!
I loved this book! How cute are dragons who love tacos? Throw a taco party and invite all the dragons you know. Dragons love parties, too!
My 4 year old loves it, we've read it every night for almost 2 weeks.
I don't read every line on every page because its a bit wordy but we talk about food likes an dislikes and how the dragon's have tender tummies.
Do you love tacos? Did you know that Dragons love tacos, but hate spicy salsa? Find out what happens when a little boy invites dragons over to his house for a party and his guests accidentally get a hold of jalapenos.
Dragons Love Tacos! The word is out. These mystical creatures have a weak spot for Mexican cuisine. They want it all: really big, gigantic tacos and tiny, little baby tacos. Dragons adore them. But, why?
In this book, a narrator tells a little boy who loves dragons how much dragons love tacos. But they also hate spicy salsa. Dragons also love parties. So the boy invites a group of dragons to his house for a taco party. He buries the spicy salsa in the backyard. But he didn't read the mild salsa label closely enough. He discovers it contains jalapenos. This causes the dragons digestive upset. They breathe fire and accidentally burn the boy's house down.
I did not love this book for a couple of reasons. One is the writing style. By using a narrator who talks to the boy, the language is stilted and does not flow well. Example:
"Either way, if you want to make friends with dragons, tacos are key. Hey, dragon, why do you guys love tacos so much?"
The part about dragons loving tacos so much is cute. But then he spends half the book talking about how much dragons HATE spicy salsa. Even to the point that the jalapenos in the mild salsa cause a problem. I can't eat spicy foods, but even I can eat mild salsa with jalapenos. It is not even close to spicy. This drags dragons down into the mamby pamby category where they, as fearsome creatures, do not belong!
The illustrations are colorful and of a more cartoonish style. The book is advertised for ages 3-7 years old. I do not see 3-4 year olds listening to this book and enjoying it. The humor is too mature and more appropriate for older children.
It didn't quite grab my 4 year and 2 year old's attentions, but I think it is a book they could like more around 5 or 6 years old.
Written in the style of chirpy self-help books, Dragons Love Tacos speaks directly to readers ("Hey, kid! Did you know that dragons love tacos?") and follows its absurd premise to a logical, if extreme, conclusion. After presenting tongue-in-cheek instructions for hosting a taco party - a crucial step in making friends with dragons - the book vigorously warns readers to never serve dragons spicy salsa. Why not? We don't want to spoil it, so you'll have to read this hilarious, totally off-the-wall "how-to" to find out.
Picture books newsletter December 2013.