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Dragons Love Tacos (edition 2012)

by Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)

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

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Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

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"Dragons Love Tacos" is a sweet little "how-to" book about how to throw a taco party for dragons. Not only is it well written, but the illustrations are funny and creative. Having a little brother who grew up loving everything dragons, this book struck a special place in my heart, though I think this would be a nice way to show kids the fun side of this usually dangerous mythical creature. The setting is imaginative; the house of a little boy is the location for this crazy dragon party, though the house inevitably gets burned down because the boy makes the tacos too spicy, which makes the dragons spurt flames. At the end of the book, the dragons help rebuild the house, which teaches children about good friendship and repairing their mistakes (of course the dragons do need tacos as an incentive). ( )
  Lara.Lofdahl | Apr 7, 2014 |
I liked this book a lot because it was entertaining. Even though the story was very fictional, I liked the story line a lot. The book’s language was like a “how to” book for hosting a taco party for dragons. The opening line of the book “Hey kid, do you know dragons like tacos?” this opening was very engaging and caught my attention quickly. The language was engaging the entire time throughout the book because the narrators voice sounded like he was having a conversation with the reader. Also, the illustrations in the book were colorful and added to the reading experience. The main message in this book was that dragons like tacos, but hate spicy salsa. ( )
  tsmith44 | Feb 27, 2014 |
I enjoyed reading this book because it was fun and engaging. The writing flowed well together and is well paced through the book bringing smiles to faces as the reader proceeds through. For example, “But wait! As much as dragons love tacos, they hate spicy salsa even more. They hate spicy green salsa and spicy red salsa.” The plot of the story is also unique and exaggerated about having a party for dragons who love tacos. By having a story like this is great for a children’s book because of this unique, fictional subject matter. The big idea of this book is about having a party with dragons and tacos and what happens when you give them salsa. However, even though the dragons got angry about the salsa, they still cleaned up their mess sending a good message to kids reading the story. Even though you may mess up, it is still the right thing to do to clean up your mess. ( )
  bkling1 | Feb 27, 2014 |
If you want dragons to come to your party all you have to do is serve tacos, any kind of tacos, just make sure they don't have any hot salsa. I thought this was a very cute and funny book. The illustrations are very entertaing. I would read this to k-3 grade. ( )
  aloupe | Feb 17, 2014 |
This book is very funny. It explains to the reader what kids of tacos dragons like and how to throw a dragon taco party. The illustrations are great. This book would work well in a classroom setting because it would get a lot of laughs. This book gives dragons a good reputation, opposite to the one where they hold princesses hostage. I liked this book because it was different from a lot of other picture books that are around.
  izzymcdizzy | Feb 11, 2014 |
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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 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:25:48 -0400)

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

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