Cover image for Dragons love tacos.
Title:
Dragons love tacos.
Author:
Rubin, Adam, 1983- Dragons love tacos.
Publication Information:
Holland, OH : Dreamscape Media, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (6 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos and tiny tacos. So, if a bunch of dragons are wanted at a party, definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. If a dragon accidentally eats spicy salso, oh, boy. Everyone is in red-hot trouble.
General Note:
Iconographic.

Title from container.

Based on the book by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri.

"Read-a-long."
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780977709892
Format :
DVD

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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 behind Those Darn Squirrels! has created an unforgettable, laugh-until-salsa-comes-out-of-your-nose tale of new friends and the perfect snack.


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This scrumptious New York Times bestseller has a whole lot of kick...and is now on video!--Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if a bunch of dragons are wanted at a party, 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. Everyone is in red-hot trouble.


Author Notes

Adam Rubin is the New York Times best-selling author; spent ten years working as a creative director in advertising before leaving his day job to write full time.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

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


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.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Little known fact: dragons LOVE tacos. In fact, tacos are truly the key to a dragon's heart. Dragons also LOVE parties, especially a taco party. If you want dragons for friends, this is a surefire combination. But be warned-as much as dragons love tacos and parties, they abhor spicy salsa. It can result in unfortunate consequences. A young boy plans the perfect party-buckets of tacos, baskets of tacos, boatloads of tacos. Unfortunately, his "mild" salsa contains jalapenos, with combustible consequences. This is an absurd, over-the-top romp. Chris Patton reads Adam Rubin's humorously understated text (Dial, 2012) with great enthusiasm. Occasional bouncy mariachi music and sound effects add to the fun. Salmieri's gouache and colored pencil illustrations are scanned, with a little animation added here and there. Viewers can choose to simply watch or select the read-along option. This is a slice of ridiculous with an unexpected kick sure to elicit giggles.-Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary, Federal Way, WA (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.