Dragons Love Tacos

Author(s): Adam Rubin; Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)

Picture Books

A #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, this deliciously funny read-aloud from the creators of Robo-Sauce and Secret Pizza Party will make you laugh until spicy salsa comes out of your nose.

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 has created an unforgettable tale of new friends and the perfect snack.


Product Information

Winner of Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (Grades K-3) 2015 and New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Award (Picture Book) 2013. Short-listed for California Young Reader Medal (Primary) 2016 and Grand Canyon Reader Award (Picture) 2015.

"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, tacoparties." "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""

Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri are the creators of "Those Darn Squirrels!," which was a Borders Original Pick. Adam lives in New York, New York, and Daniel lives in Brooklyn, New York.

General Fields

  • : 9780803736801
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Dial
  • : June 2012
  • : 262mm X 257mm X 13mm
  • : United States
  • : November 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : illustrations
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  • : illustrations
  • : 1
  • : Hardback
  • : Hardback
  • : 32
  • : 32
  • : 2011035699
  • : 2011035699
  • : [E]
  • : [E]
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Adam Rubin; Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
  • : Daniel Salmieri
  • : Adam Rubin; Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
  • : Daniel Salmieri