The Children’s Book Review | May 2, 2017
Written by Adam Rubin
Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
Age Range: 3 – 5 years
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Dial Books (May 2, 2017)
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.
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.
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 Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri, Dragons, Food, Humorous Books, and Time Travel.