Sun 3 Mar 2013
Most books are quite vague on the subject. They have dragons capturing princesses, but exactly what the dragons intend to do with the princesses after they have them is always a bit unclear.
Eat them? Hold them for ransom? Turn them into lifelong backgammon partners?
Thankfully, author Adam Rubin and illustrator Daniel Salmieri have answered this question in the title of their latest picture book, Dragons Love Tacos (Dial, 2012). It turns out that dragons do, indeed love tacos as long as they aren’t too spicy.
What happens if they are? Let’s ask today’s guest reviewer.
Take it away, Gavin …
Age: 6 (will be 7 on April 1)
Things I like to do: Play video games, build stuff with Legos, play soccer, wrestle, do things with my family.
This book was about: Things that dragons love, like tacos, and things dragons hate, like spicy foods.
The best part was when: The dragons burned the boy’s house down.
I smiled when they said: You’re going to need a “pantsload” of tacos.
I was surprised when: The dragons didn’t like hot salsa. I love hot salsa. My mouth is watering right now.
I was worried when: They were about to eat the tacos with the jalapenos in them.
This book taught me: Dragons love tacos.
Three words that best describe this book are: “Dragons.” “Tacos.” “Love.”
My favorite line in this book: The giant letters that said, “DON’T EAT THOSE TACOS!”
My favorite picture in this book is: The pool party. Why is that dragon wearing a seashell bikini?
Other kids should read this book because: The words and the pictures are really funny.
Thank you, Gavin!
If you’d like to learn more about Daniel Salmieri, you can visit his tumblr site.