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Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

Dragons Love Tacos (edition 2012)

by Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)

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Title:Dragons Love Tacos
Authors:Adam Rubin
Other authors:Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
Info:Dial (2012), Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Picture Books, Your library
Tags:Following Directions; Learning New Skills

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Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin



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Recommended by Cathy Fisher
Love the pictures!
  RhondaHoward | Jul 22, 2015 |
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri is an adorably written, lighthearted book where it appears that the author is speaking directly to the characters in his book. The watercolor and pencil drawings tell the story of a boy who wants to throw a party for dragons. He is told (by the author of the book) that dragons hate spicy salsa, but they LOOVE tacos and they also love to party. The boy and his dog create boatloads of tacos for the party, but at the last minute realize they have served salsa with jalepeno's in it and the dragons burn the house down. In the end all is well and the dragons help rebuild the house but take a lot of "taco breaks".

I love this book because it is silly and speaks directly to the characters. I love how the pictures actually narrate the book. Even when the dragons are burning down the boys house they aren't scary. This book would have been one of my favorites as a kid.

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1. This would be great reading for a party day. Especially if you were serving tacos.
2. Have children create their own tacos. Or pass out paper tacos and let the kids take turns putting on their own paper toppings. (Have spicy and mild "salsa", paper lettuce, cheese and tomatoes)
3. Have the children write or color their own book about dragons going to a party. ( )
1 vote krich1974 | Jul 20, 2015 |
A book to share with students of all ages. Good book for studying cause and effect. ( )
  CJFisher | Jul 16, 2015 |
Recommended by Cathy F.
  TeachrBkMom | Jul 9, 2015 |
Dragons Love Tacos is a silly story about a boy trying to befriend dragons. He is told that dragons love all types of tacos, chicken, beef, big and tiny tacos. He is told that dragons HATE spicy salsa and that he should use mild ingredients when making the salsa. He should use tomatoes, lettuce, and cheese as toppings for the dragon's tacos, and NO spicy salsa. He decides to throw a taco party for the dragons, because dragons love parties and tacos. He accidentally puts spicy salsa on the tacos and the dragons burn his house down. This is just a fun story about dragons and their love for tacos. It could be fun for the students to make salsa in the classroom and make sure they don't include anything spicy! ( )
  EmilyDrennan | Apr 26, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0803736800, Hardcover)

This scrumptious read-aloud 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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:14 -0400)

Explores the love dragons have for tacos, and the dangers of feeding them them anything with spicy salsa.

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