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Dragons Love Tacos 2 by Adam Rubin Book Review

Dragons Love Tacos 2, by Adam Rubin | Book Review

The Children’s Book Review | May 2, 2017

Dragons Love Tacos 2Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel

Written by Adam Rubin

Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

Age Range: 3 – 5 years

Hardcover: 48 pages

Publisher: Dial Books (May 2, 2017)

ISBN-13: 978-0525428886

What to expect: Dragons, Tacos, Food Habits, Humor, Time Travel

If you thought that Dragons Love Tacos was as satisfyingly ludicrous as we did, then you and your fellow dragon/taco lovers are going to devour Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel with relish (or guacamole and mild salsa).

This very playful sequel begins on a sad day for dragons. Why? By now we all know that dragons love tacos, and the world has run out of this dragon delicacy. The narrator must figure out what to do, remembering, of course, to stay away from the spicy salsa that caused problems in the first Dragons Love Tacos picture book. It seems like the perfect time to fire up the time machine and go back in time to the taco party of book one, before the dragons ate any of that infamous spicy salsa. Alas, time machines can be a bit finicky. You had better buckle up and prep for some belly laughs . . . things definitely get fiery on this quest to save the tacos.

Sequels can sometimes be a let down, but this book has a good shelf life—Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri have maintained quality, freshness and readability. Rubin easily engages the reader with his direct tone and jocular humor; and Salmieri responds readily with his watercolor, gouache, color pencil, and digital artwork. A dynamic duo for sure!

Get ready to have Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel on repeat for your picky little foodies and bibliophiles! Best served out loud after a reading of Dragons Love Tacos—sans spicy salsa.

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About the Author

Adam Rubin is the New York Times best-selling author of a half dozen critically-acclaimed picture books including Secret Pizza Party and Robo-Sauce. He spent ten years working as a creative director in the advertising industry before leaving his day job to write full time. Adam has a keen interest in improv comedy, camping and magic tricks.

About the Illustrator

Daniel Salmieri has illustrated many fantastic picture books, including the New York Times bestseller Robo-Sauce. 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.


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Dragons Love Tacos 2 by Adam Rubin Book Review

Tour Schedule

Week One:
May 1 – In Wonderland – Jane Austen Taco Hunt
May 2 – The Children’s Book Review – Review
May 3 – A Homeschool Mom – Tacos in the Renaissance
May 4 – Inspiration Laboratories – Tacos in Space
May 5 – Ali’s Book Nook – Dragon Paper Doll Activity
Week Two:
May 8 – The Book Nut – Tacos in Ancient Greece
May 9 – A Story A Day – Tacos During the Civil War
May 10 – Pirates n’ Pixie Dust – Taco Pirates
May 11 – Margie’s Must Reads – Review
Week Three:
May 16 – As They Grow Up
May 17 – YA Book Nerd
May 18 – Swoony Boys Podcast – Review & Mini Swoon
May 19 – The Plot Bunny – A Dragons Love Tacos Playlist
Week Four:
May 22 – Reading is Better with Cupcakes – How to Properly Eat a Taco
May 24 – Mundie Kids –Time Travelling with a Dragon Checklist
May 25 – The Book Shire
May 26 – Artsy Momma

Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel, by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri, was reviewed by Bianca Schulze. Discover more books like Dragons Love Tacos by following along with our reviews and articles tagged with  , , and .

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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