Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Review - Dragons Love Tacos

Dragons Love Tacos (Dragons Love Tacos #1)
by Adam Rubin
illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
Date: 2012
Publisher: Dial Books
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: library

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 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.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

Did you know that dragons love tacos? That's news to me. It's also the premise of this fun picture book in which a boy hosts a taco party for dragons, only to accidentally feed them spicy salsa... with disastrous results. Oops!

The premise is a bit silly, but so are the dragons. They have great facial expressions (and look friendly more than fearsome). There are lots of cute details to look at in the illustrations.

Overall, this is a book that will probably have wide appeal. After all, most of us can relate to having a favourite food that we could eat "pantloads" of.

Quotable moment:

Premise: 4/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 5/5

Enjoyment: 4/5

Overall: 4 out of 5

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