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Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

Dragons Love Tacos (edition 2012)

by Adam Rubin

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Title:Dragons Love Tacos
Authors:Adam Rubin
Info:Dial (2012), Hardcover, 40 pages
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Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin




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In my opinion, this book is hilarious. I love how the author wrote the whole story in third person. This makes the narration a hundred times funnier. A read aloud with this book would be hit and entertaining for the whole class. On one of the pages about dragons, it says, “Why do dragons love parties? Maybe it’s the conversation. Maybe it’s the dancing. Maybe it’s the comforting sound of a good friend’s laughter…either way, if you want to make friends with dragons, tacos are key”. Lines like this one definitely makes the reader/listener giggle to themselves. The author gives many human like characteristic to the dragon which makes the story even more humorous. For example, in the story, the dragons’ biggest dislike is the salsa. Just like humans, dragons have their dislikes and their likes, preferences and non-preferences. The author also used a lot of descriptive language like, “sizzling pan, crispy tortillas, tummy troubles, and pantloads of tacos” to enhance the writing and help the reader visualize the story better. The message of the story is to make sure everything is perfect when it comes to a taco party with dragons. Do not let dragons eat any type of salsa because they will burn your house down...no pun intended. ( )
  bigkristin | Nov 3, 2014 |
Summary: Dragon's favorite food is a taco and they love everything about tacos besides spicy salsa. If a dragon eats any spicy salsa, they will immediately breathe fire. It is important to get on the dragons good side, by making them tacos but keeping the toppings to mild toppings. To invite a dragon to a taco party, make sure you have tons of tacos because since the dragons love them so much, they eat so many! Make sure theres no spicy salsa at the taco party.

Argument: I thought this book was a really cute story with humor about tacos. There isn't really a main message that I took out of this book, I think it is just meant to be entertaining for children. I think kids would really like the part where the dragons end up eating the spicy salsa and breathing fire. One of my favorite things about this book was the illustrations. The writing was also really strong but the pictures really added to the text. A few pages also didn't have words, just illustrations of what the dragons ended up doing. ( )
  csteve13 | Oct 26, 2014 |
In case you’re not aware: dragons love tacos. They also are particularly fond of parties, and of course, taco parties are the best. What do dragons not like, however? Spicy salsa. While the dragons of the story are absolutely delighted to attend the taco party the young narrator is throwing for them, the boy did not dispose of all the spicy salsa like he originally thought. Instead, the dragons wolf down the tacos topped with the offending salsa, and from then on, the party turns a bit upside down.

The entertaining story of what happens when dragons consume spicy salsa will likely draw a few giggles even from the most reluctant readers, as well as charm the most voracious reader. The bright, bold colors of the watercolor/color pencil illustrations perfectly complement the playful and lively tone, and the depictions of the dragons wearing pirate hats and bikinis (they like costume and pool parties, too), and being just plain theatrical (did you know dragons are just a tad dramatic?) just add to the enjoyment.

Although the narrative may be a bit long for young readers, they’ll still be amused looking at the humorous pictures, which give an excellent opportunity for counting and color recognition (how many green dragons are there?; how many dragons are wearing clothes?). However, it’s the text that makes this book laugh-out-loud, and for persistent readers, reading about what happens to a dragon in salsa trouble will be extremely rewarding. Highly recommended. Grades pre-K to 1. ( )
  krmajor | Oct 2, 2014 |
This was another book that I read because the title and cover caught my eye. Similar to other books I picked out in this manner, I was disappointed. It's sole purpose was to try and be funny, and the only message or moral that it gave was that "dragons love tacos." Although fun books have their place, this one seemed poorly written. The sentences were all short and choppy and didn't seem to flow well. There was a lot of redundancy and repetition that didn't seem to serve a literary purpose. For example, one page read "The only thing dragons love more than parties or tacos, is taco parties (taco parties are parties with tacos.)"

Although the illustrations were well done and adequately described the plot of the story, there wasn't much of a plot of the story to begin with. Essentially, the book was about the fact that dragons loved tacos and parties, but hate spicy salsa. This is the only main idea I could muster from the story. I was disappointed in the writing of this book overall, and can only hope that others enjoyed it more than I did. ( )
  lmcswe1 | Sep 25, 2014 |
Hijinks ensue when a little boy decides to make friends with dragons by feeding them their favorite food: tacos. When he fails to read the fine print, he ends up with more than he bargained for. Funny, good for predictions. ( )
  kradish | Jul 30, 2014 |
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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.

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

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