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This scrumptious New York Times bestseller has a whole lot of kick!Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eaThis scrumptious New York Times bestseller has a whole lot of kick!Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble.The award-winning team behind Those Darn Squirrels! has created an unforgettable, laugh-until-salsa-comes-out-of-your-nose tale of new friends and the perfect snack....

Title : Dragons Love Tacos
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ISBN : 9780803736801
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Dragons Love Tacos Reviews

  • Jenna
    2019-06-02 14:31

    I wouldn't say this is the best book in the world, but it is probably the best book on dragons loving tacos.The illustrations are adorable. And the premise is cute -- dragons love tacos! And taco parties! We never actually find out WHY dragons love tacos, despite the question being asked. I guess the awesomeness of tacos is so obvious that the question doesn't need an answer.But, whatever you do, don't feed them spicy salsa! The spicy salsa thing is actually what makes me hesitant to say that this is a truly great children's picture book. Because, you see, dragons "hate" spicy salsa. It creates a cute lead-in to the ending, but I'm left wondering why we have to introduce the world "hate" into a child's vocabulary. Couldn't the writers have found a better way to explain it? Am I being too uptight? After all, it's not as if children memorize books and repeat things they learn from them.Oh wait.All in all, this was a completely adorable book with completely adorable illustrations. Great for dragon enthusiasts and taco lovers alike.

  • Jeremy West
    2019-06-21 17:44

    It's a truth universally acknowledged, that a single dragon in possession of a large appetite, must be in want of hundreds of tacos. And this humorous book has more than one dragon in it, meaning many, many tacos. This light-hearted, slightly absurd dragon story makes you want to read it aloud to a bunch of children making up all sorts of weird voices for each character. If you love tacos too, this book is most definitely for you.

  • Gabrielle
    2019-05-26 20:40

    True story: my 3-year old nephew and my (32 year old) self both got this book for Christmas last December. We were equally excited, but I confess to being a tad jealous of the fact that Malcolm got the deluxe version that came with a plushie and I only got the book.I have always loved dragons and I especially love when they are not represented as mean menacing beasts. This book is full of adorable dragons who are friendly, like to party and eat tacos. You just have to be careful what kind of salsa you give them, cuz they can get messy! But they are kind enough to clean up after themselves.Malcolm and I both give it 5 stars!

  • Booknut
    2019-06-17 15:43

    Do you love tacos? Well dragons love them too and this book gives you all the reasons why!Book cover: This book cover is so adorable and hilarious - I can't get over all the tiny tacos!!Thoughts: I know what you're thinking: what are you doing reading a picture book when you have a TBR pile of immeasurable size full of actual books to get to?Well, although a grown up I may be, I have a weakness for adorable and witty picture books. And Dragons Love Tacos is a book that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike, with amazing and funny illustrations woven throughout the book.Apart from the illustrations, the book actually has quite an imaginative plot too. **For the original review + a sneak peek at the book's illustrations click here**

  • Christine
    2019-06-05 19:42

    "Magnificent!! Hilarious!! Also... Informative! ; ) "^^^ The comments above were insisted upon by my son, when I read this to him at the library a few days ago. Granted, he is 16... but he was having a rough day, and on a whim, we decided to read children's books together, sitting in the rocking chairs, in the children's section of the library. This was the result.The humor in this book is pure stress relief, for us, at least. This is the tale of a boy who adores dragons, and of the dragons themselves, who adore tacos. This boy really wants to have a taco party, in order to have dragon houseguests, and so begins the fun.There's a great deal of tongue-in-cheek humor, as the author gives us quasi-serious 'information' about why dragons love tacos so much, and how to host a taco party for them. The writing is simple and whimsical, a bit repetitive - but repetition in this case is a technique that will keep younger listeners (pre-readers) hooked. There's a very basic problem/solution plot-line, easily comprehended by kiddos.The illustrations are what originally caught my eye: my artist child says they were most likely done with watercolors, and the result is a combination of fun, funny, and attractive. The dragons are hilarious: many different shapes and colors, quirky facial expressions and poses, different personalities indicated by their actions. The larger portion of the story is being told through the illustrations, so be sure to take time to savor them. We especially liked the banana-shaped dragons in flight!Recommended for children ages 4 to 10, and for the adults who love to read to them, or with them.ALSO recommended for grumpy teenagers who secretly wish that they were still young enough to fit on Mommy's lap, in the rocking chair...

  • Kristi
    2019-06-17 21:36

    Too cute!

  • Punk
    2019-06-23 20:18

    [1. Dragons--Fiction. 2. Tacos--Fiction. 3. Food habits--Fiction. 4. Humorous stories.]Summary: Explores the love dragons have for tacos, and the dangers of feeding them anything with spicy salsa.Boy, does it ever. Bright, cheerful illustrations of dragons and tacos. Tacos are just comedy gold, folks, and pair them with dragons who like costume parties and play charades and eat at Taco Cave and you've got a winner.It will probably also really make you want a taco.

  • Dylan Wright
    2019-06-23 16:44

    I liked this book. A good mix of fantasy and practicality. Illustrations were awesome and although he has no lines the dog adds a lot to the story.

  • Brina
    2019-06-04 15:26

    Even my older kids ask me to get this book periodically because they find this and Adam Rubin's other books hysterical.

  • Amy Yingling
    2019-06-14 20:21

    I love tacos so I was thrilled to hear that dragons love tacos too! This book was cute and the illustrations are wonderful. I even got a video-recording of it from the library to watch with my kids and they all really enjoyed it! Man I really want a taco now!

  • Donalyn
    2019-06-19 13:34

    Clever, and I like both dragons and tacos, but the set-up for the surprise took too long.

  • Melissa
    2019-06-20 14:22

    I remember seeing this earlier this year but I didn't even put it on Goodreads, that's how much of an impression it made. So when the NYTimes puts it on its Notable list, I put it on hold to look at it again. Guess what? Still not impressed. One joke stretched thin, and the illustrations and design are not adding much.

  • Sasha
    2019-06-18 15:35

    I read this at the Young Readers Center when I was supposed to be shelving. It was amazing. Read it if you like tacos, dragons, being bossy, ruining nice things, and being a human with a pulse.

  • Ariel
    2019-06-03 21:44

    Today's audience was a group of second graders. This book combines two things kids love, dragons and tacos. Although you will want to throw a dragon taco party just make sure you don't accidentally give them spicy salsa or the results will be disastrous! I found this book to be mildly amusing while the kids loved it. They enjoyed the story and took a lot of interest in the illustrations, especially the ones of the dragon party. I don't know if this is a book that I would want to read over and over but the kids liked it a lot and they hadn't heard the story before. It nicely filled a hole in the sub plans and I would consider adding it to my sub bag of tricks for the early elementary school set.

  • Riana
    2019-06-21 16:40

    I can see why Dragons Love Tacos has become so popular! The book is very cute, explaining a Dragon's fire as what happens when they eat tacos with spicy salsa or peppers on them. Dragons love tacos so they eat them all the time, but if they happen to get a spicy might not want to be around. There are a couple times in the book where the narrator asks the dragons what they think about something and they mime silly responses which brings more humor to the story. And of course this is a kind of humor that can come across easily to children, getting their attention and engaging them in reading for enjoyment.

  • Tova
    2019-05-26 18:47

    I worked at a Literacy-fair today which involved me reading a lot of little kid books for my own pleasure because I had nothing to do. This was pretty adorable!

  • Katie
    2019-06-21 19:41

    Pretty silly but fun.In other news can I professionally read picture books out loud? It's my favorite.

  • Kika
    2019-06-14 21:48

    I got this for my niece as a Christmas present, and I'm excited to get another copy for my own kiddo, too. Tacos FTW.

  • Reverenddave
    2019-06-06 15:24

    It works cause its true to life. Also, cause of tacos.

  • Nicole
    2019-05-31 21:36

    Dragons Love Tacos by Adam RubinIntended audience: preschool- kindergarten studentsAdaptive book review citation:(2012, June 1). School Library Journal. Move:The teacher or reader will ask the following questions in an attempt to raise questions and spark students' curiosity about dragons and taco parties. 1. Who has ever eaten a taco?2. What do you like to put on your taco?3. What do you think a dragon would like on a taco?The reader will provide the students with wait time to think about responses to these questions and allow them to share their answers with a peer and then to the class. The etcher with record the students responses on chart paper so they can see their responses. The chart paper will be displayed in the literacy center along with the book Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin.Book talk: In this book we learn about how dragons love parties and not just any kind of party. Dragons love taco parties! They love tomatoes, lettuces cheese, beef, chicken, and crispy tortillas. Watch out though, dragons hate spicy salsa! Dragons hate spicy red and green salsa, chunky salsa, and smooth salsa. Let's find out what happens when spicy salsa accidentally ends up at a taco party for dragons!

  • Camie
    2019-06-13 16:30

    My grandson sneaked this to school in his backpack, to show his friends, and the teacher ended up reading it to the class (1st grade). He was really happy, and picky eater as he is , has decided that he also likes tacos. Cute book, although some of the words could be easier to better accommodate the age group which will most enjoy it . 4 stars from Gma 5 from Grandson.

  • Krista Tomblin
    2019-06-11 15:46

    I've been anticipating reading this title to my kids for a while now. I have to say I'm a tad disappointed. I was hoping for better.

  • Liz
    2019-05-31 13:20

    We love dragons and tacos. Thank you Ben

  • Joannah
    2019-06-20 21:44

    Did you know that dragons love tacos? They also love parties, and taco parties are their favorite kind of parties. In Dragons Love Tacos, you will find explicit instructions on how to throw your very own taco party that dragons will flock to, from how many tacos you’ll need: (buckets and pantloads, plus a boat full of tacos, according to the author), the kinds of toppings that dragons love, and their favorite types of tacos - great big tacos, itty bitty tacos, beef tacos, chicken tacos, various extra backup tacos, secret hidden emergency tacos, and more tacos. Oh, and they also like fruit punch. Who knew? There is one thing that dragons HATE on their tacos, and that is spicy salsa. They hate spicy green salsa and spicy red salsa, spicy chunky salsa and spicy smooth salsa. Spicy taco toppings upset their tummies, so you should bury all the spicy salsa in your backyard before the party so they won’t find it. Make sure to read all the fine print on all the salsa jars you buy for your tacos, because if you’re not careful, the party will be a fiery disaster! This story is just plain silly and fun. As a read-aloud, the lack of rhyme is more than made up for by the opportunity to sound melodramatic and a little crazy. Salmieri’s illustrations are very unique, appealing, and funny - how could a picture of a dragon with a take-out bag from a place called “Taco Cave” be anything but? There is more text per page than would normally maintain the attention of the youngest picture book audience, but the humor behind it is likely to keep them engaged despite the word count. While the educational value of this book is pretty limited, Common Sense Media recommends exploring it in a little more depth by asking questions like “why do you think there is a tradition of dragons breathing fire in folklore” and if you make tacos at home, whether or not you are adventurous enough to try them with spicy salsa. Make no mistake about it, however, this book is not designed to be serious literature, but it will produce many giggles and spark many budding imaginations.

  • Joella
    2019-06-15 20:25

    One boy learns that dragons love tacos. At one point the question is asked “Hey dragon, why do you guys love tacos so much?” But there is no answer given. Apparently dragons love tacos because they just do. So the boy goes out of his way to make a whole bunch of tacos for the dragons—to have a taco party. But dragons do not like spicy salsa…so he has to stay away from that. Although that is easier said than done. The “totally mild salsa” has some spicy jalapeno peppers in it…so the dragons end up burning the boy’s house down. But it’s okay because the dragons help build another house while the boy provides tacos for the dragons to eat. This is an interesting book. I can’t quite get the point as to why dragons like tacos or why the boy would go to so much trouble for the dragons (are they friends? He does have a dragon bedroom…but really?). But it is quirky enough that I enjoyed it. Kids who are especially interested in dragons, tacos, or boys who make a houseful of tacos for a hoard of dragons to eat might enjoy this crazy story. And the fact that it is so bizarre might make it worth a look.

  • Heidi-Marie
    2019-05-27 17:18

    Oh my. Such silliness. When you're in the mood for it, it's fabulous. I think school-age would really enjoy this. I'd have to think about it with the preschool, because the storyline is a little lost in all the "advice" about dragons. The kids might get confused and not be able to follow, though they'd probably get the humor. A good lap-read for the young and read-alone for the older.7/13/15 Used in fitness center movement storytime. A little bit more reaction. And they liked that they could connect with the tacos part. They were shocked and saddened to hear they didn't like spicy salsa.7/13/15 Used in movement storytime. The younger kids got it and enjoyed it.5/1/17-5/4/17 Morningside Elementary visits. Read this in 3rd, 4th, and Kindergarten classes. They all liked it.10/18/17 Used in Dragon theme. They liked it. Tiny crowd, and some newbies. But attention and smiles. Works for me!

  • Melissa
    2019-05-31 13:39

    Matt picked this up during our latest trip to Barnes & Noble, since, of course, he loves both dragons and tacos. He really embodies the illustration on the cover. It was a fun book, but it seemed to drag on longer than necessary, repeating some things a few times when once was sufficient. It explained how dragons love tacos, and the toppings they like, but they don't like hot spicy salsa - only mild salsa will do (the latter of which was repeated three times. I get it.) Then a little boy throws the dragons a taco party and accidentally serves salsa with jalapenos and the dragons all breathe flames and burn down his house - oops! And then since the dragons are good Samaritans (do kids read picture books know what that means??), but mostly because the dragons wanted the taco breaks, they rebuilt his house.

  • Lori Ann Reeve
    2019-06-12 17:40

    Dragons are a lot of fun...until...they eat spicy salsa!!This story is very entertaining. It will grab your child's attention and not let go. It's about two things that kids love - tacos and friendly dragons who also love tacos, mild tacos. The descriptive vocabulary used in this book is wonderful. Words like chunky, spicy, crispy, smooth, definitely an opportunity for follow up activities using some of these words. The illustrations are fun and colorful. I enjoyed reading this book to my group of kids as much as they liked being read to and stimulated visually. I am going to make a craft and learning game about this book on my website. I give this book a 5 star recommendation!

  • Sarah
    2019-05-26 16:48

    Dragons Love Tacos by Adam RubinPrimary Picture Book (Independent)Jack checked cooking as one of the things he’d like to know more about. He also mentions dragons three times in his interest inventory. Dragons Love Tacos is full of brightly colored illustrations of dragons of all sizes and shapes. The light and silly storyline centering around the importance of not feeding dragons spicy foods goes along with Jack’s preference for humorous books.Hook: What happens to your mouth when you eat spicy peppers? What do you think would happen to a dragon’s mouth if he/she ate a whole bunch of spicy peppers?

  • Peacegal
    2019-06-18 14:45

    Dragons Love Tacos is an unusual, clever picture book with a hipster sensibility. Parents and teachers will have to decide for themselves whether the book's cleverness outweighs the storyline that celebrates consuming mass quantities of a food that often contains a lot of fat and calories. Veg*n parents note: While your children no doubt enjoy many types of veggie tacos, only beef and chicken tacos are mentioned in this book.