April 2012 Indie Next List
“Dragons are great! And they love parties -- all kinds of parties! And tacos -- all kinds of tacos! What could be better, what could be more fun than a taco party for dragons?! Just be careful not to use spicy toppings or the results could be a bit hotter than you wanted. This red-hot little gem will have you planning a party and craving tacos in no time. Just don't forget to invite the dragons!”
— Kris Vreeland, Once Upon a Time, Montrose, CA
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.
About the Author
Adam Rubin, PhD, is an assistant professor of Jewish history at Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, California. He is a founding member of Jews Against the War. He is currently writing a book on the Jewish community in Palestine during the period of the British Mandate tentatively titled the People of the Book: Sacred Texts, Hebrew Culture, and the Making of a Jewish Nation in Palestine, 1924 1948.
Daniel Salmieri has illustrated many fantastic picture books, including Secret Pizza Party and the New York Times bestseller Dragons Love Tacos. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York, constantly drawing and painting images of ninja turtles, dinosaurs, and fighter jets (not in the same scene...), and graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"Off-kilter fun for those who like their picture books (and salsa) zesty and fresh."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Dragons Love Tacos is a heaping helping of silly. Little kids will relate to the anti-spicy bias and chuckle over Salmieri's watercolor and gouache cartoon illustrations showing literally boatloads of tacos and all sizes of dragons enjoying their favorite food at pool parties, costume parties and, well, taco parties."
-San Francisco Chronicle
"The perfect book for kids who love dragons and mild tacos."
"The watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil cartoon illustrations are the real stars here. Regardless of, or perhaps because of, the absurdity of the story, this tale should be a big hit with anyone with an affinity for dragons."
-School Library Journal