Dragons Love Tacos
Summer 2012 Kids' Next List
— Kris Vreeland, Once Upon a Time, Montrose, CA
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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 of Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri are also the creators of Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel, El Chupacabras, High Five, Robo-Sauce, and Secret Pizza Party.
Praise For Dragons Love Tacos…
#1 New York Times bestseller
Summer 2012 Kids' Indie Next List
New York Times Notable Book
* "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."—Kirkus Reviews
"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
Dial Books, 9780803736801, 40pp.
Publication Date: June 14, 2012
About the Author
Daniel Salmieri is an artist and illustrator from New York City. He has illustrated 12 picture books including four best-sellers, one of which is Dragons Love Tacos. He regularly contributes to The New Yorker and The New York Times and other print and digital media. Daniel currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, son, and their dog Ronni.