Dragons Love Tacos

Dragons Love Tacos

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, ©2012
ISBN: 9780803736801
0803736800
Branch Call Number: PB
Characteristics: 29 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Salmieri, Daniel 1983-- Illustrator

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GCPL_EarlyLit Jun 28, 2017

Possibly the greatest dragon/taco story every written. A must read.

Kyra_Audiophile Sep 12, 2016

Fun and silly picture book about dragons who love tacos but don't like hot sauce!
Great for storytimes and bedtime :)

AL_ALYX Aug 08, 2016

My very favorite picture book to read in storytimes. So silly and has the kids in stitches!

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RbeccaL
Mar 15, 2016

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!

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Trinaneu
Jan 12, 2016

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.

Lindsay_B Jul 24, 2015

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.

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 26, 2015

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?

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/dragons_love_tacos_rubin

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jlkstevens
Jan 30, 2015

My brother and I love this book . . . it is very funny!

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MichelleBees
Dec 25, 2014

contrary to mmcbeth29, my three year old loved this. he loves anything dragon-related.

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mmcbeth29
Nov 27, 2014

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.

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Kyra_Audiophile Sep 12, 2016

Funny picture book about how dragons love tacos but not hot sauce...
Fun for adding diversity/multicultural themes!

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