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Dragons love tacos

by Rubin, Adam, 1983-

Format: OverDrive Read 2012 2012
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Explores the love dragons have for tacos, and the dangers of feeding them them anything with spicy salsa.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Tacos are high on the list of dragon-friendly foods. Who knew? There is, however, a major qualification: the salsa must be mild ( even a speck of hot pepper makes a dragon snort sparks ). Rubin and Salmieri, the creators of Those Darn Squirrels! (2008), offer up a how-to guide to throwing one heck of a dragons' taco party. First, you'll need tacos pantloads of tacos and mild salsa, of course. Then, throw in a few decorations (taco-shaped balloons will work) and some music and voila. Unfortunately, in this tale, someone didn't read the fine print on the Totally Mild Salsa jar, and the hosts are in for a toasty surprise. The slight story meanders a bit, but the humor is helped along by Salmieri's cartoonish watercolor, gouache, and pencil illustrations, which extend the text through small details, from an I Love Tacos T-shirt to a No Spicy Salsa: A Guide to Dragon Cuisine cookbook. The whole thing is over-the-top ridiculousness, and kids will most likely warm to it for that very reason.--Kelley, Ann Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Rubin and Salmieri (Those Darn Squirrels!) are two of the weirdest, funniest guys working in kids' lit today. The team lets its geek flag fly in an obsessive how-to guide for would-be dragon taco party hosts. Why a taco party? As Rubin explains, "The only things dragons love more than parties or tacos, is taco parties." If further proof is required, Salmieri-whose poker-faced watercolor, gouache, and color pencil drawings set a benchmark for oddball observational humor-shows one odd, scaly creature with a carryout bag from "Taco Cave" and another beaming with anticipation as it eagerly circles the date for a taco party on its taco-themed calendar. But beware: even if all the tips and rules are followed to the letter (on quantity: "The best way to judge is to get a boat and fill the boat with tacos"), all will be for naught if spicy salsa makes its way into the taco filling. In fact, the dragons will bring a whole new meaning to "housewarming." Off-kilter fun for those who like their picture books (and salsa) zesty and fresh. Ages 3-5. Agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Dragons Juvenile fiction
Tacos Juvenile fiction
Food habits Juvenile fiction
Humorous stories
Dragons Fiction
Tacos Fiction
Food habits Fiction
Juvenile Fiction
Picture Book Fiction
Humor (Fiction)
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Penguin Young Readers Group2012
Contributors Salmieri, Daniel, 1983- illustrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Adam Rubin.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Read
Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780399539305
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