Tuesday, April 11, 2017

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin / Book Review & Giveaway #SaveTheTacos

Welcome to the next stop in the DRAGONS LOVE TACOS blog tour, hosted by Penguin. Today's stop is a fun one! I've got your check list for hosting a taco party for Dragons, as well as my review and a GIVEAWAY! First, here's a little bit about the book.


By: Adam Rubin
Illustrated by: Daniel Salmieri
Published by: Penguin
Released on: June 12th, 2014
Ages: 3-7
Purchase from: PenguinAmazon | B&N
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Rating: 4 Owlets - We Enjoyed It
Book provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

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.

Highly entertaining! I've heard so many great things about this book, and wish I hadn't waited so long to read it. Who would have thought that a story about tacos, dragons, and a taco party would be a hit. This book is down right hilarious. 

Who would have known that dragons love tacos. They love the kind of tacos my kids love. The kind without salsa. Trust me, if you read this story, you'll know why dragons do NOT like spicy salsa. If fact, you're going to be in big trouble if they eat a taco with salsa on it. Salsa aside, dragons a definitely fun party animals. Now I want to find a dragon or two and invite them over for a party.

An entertaining story with fun illustrations, this book is one that will hold even short attention spans. Perfect for toddlers on up, I can see why this book is a favorite among kids picture books. If you love dragons, tacos, and laughing, you need to read this book! 


If you love dragons, tacos, and taco parties, keep reading. I'm going to tell you how all the things you'll need to have a fun taco party with dragons. After all, dragons love tacos, and parties, so why not combine both things. 

  1. First you're going to need to know a few dragons in order to invite them over. Though, I'm guessing if you don't know any and you made a sign that said TACO PARTY, DRAGONS INVITED, a few may show up.
  2. Second, wait, don't make the sign yet! If you make the sign and aren't ready for the party, the dragons will show up. 
  3. The first thing we have to do is get all the fixings for the tacos. Make sure you have taco shells, the taco meat, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. Do NOT forget dragons do NOT like spicy things, or spicy salsa. 
  4. DO NOT have spicy salsa or seasoning anywhere near your home.
  5. Get your party all set up. If you decide on a theme, decorate for it. Are you having a pool taco party, a costume taco party or just a fun taco party? 
  6. Remember, Dragons love parties. If you know of some dragons, send out invitations to them. If not, see step #1. 
  7. Next, you'll need to get the party set up. Get tables set up, and leave plenty of room for the dragons to fit. You don't need to worry about plates. Just leave huge piles of tacos on all the tables, plus any extra lettuce, cheese, onions and tomatoes you cut up, in bowls on each of the tables.
  8. Now you wait for the dragons to arrive.
  9. Once the dragons arrive, you're TACO PARTY can begin!
  10. Remember, NO SALSA! If you accidentally have salsa in your house, and the dragons find it, RUN. 
That's all you're need to remember to have a taco party with dragons. I highly recommend reading the book to get the best list. Adam knows how to throw the best taco party for dragons. Hmmm, maybe we should add inviting the author on the list, because he'll know how to help incase we need it. 

Don't miss picking up the sequel when it's out! Find out more and pre-order your copy of DRAONGS LOVE TACOS 2, The Sequel, here: www.dragonslovetacos2.com


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.


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.


Enter for a chance to win one (1) of five (5) Dragons Love Tacos Book and Toy Sets (ARV: $17.99 each).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on April 3, 2017 and 12:00 AM on May 1, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about May 5, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. 

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Week One:
April 3 – Pirates n’ Pixie Dust – Taco Scavenger Hunt
April 4 – Margie’s Must Reads – Review + Recipe
April 5 – A Story a Day – Review + Taco Craft
April 6 – The Book Shire – Review
April 7 – Swoony Boys Podcast – Recipe + Taco Craft

Week Two:
April 10 – Ali’s Book Nook – Review + Recipe
April 11 – Mundie Kids – Review + Taco Party Checklist
April 12 – The Children’s Book Review – When You Invite a Dragon to Dinner…
April 13 – Reading is Better with Cupcakes – A World Without Tacos?!
April 14 – My Bookbloom – Review + Taco Activity

Week Three:
April 17 – As They Grow Up – Review
April 18 – The Book Nut – Taco Soup Recipe
April 19 – YA Book Nerd – Missing Taco Hunt
April 20 – Inspiration Laboratories – Dragons Love Tacos Birthday Party
April 21 – In Wonderland – Review + Taco Salad Recipe

Week Four:
April 24 – A Homeschool Mom – Review + Chili Pepper Experiment
April 25 – The Plot Bunny – Review + Recipe 
April 26 – No BS Book Reviews – Taco Craft
April 27 – My Little Poppies – Review
April 28 – Happily Ever Elephants – Review


  1. Dragons and tacos, sounds like a winning combination to me. Look forward to reading these.

    1. It is a winning combination. This is such a fun read.

  2. My students love this book and would let me read it every week. I am so excited about a sequel.

  3. This looks like such a cute book. Plus, it has dragons and tacos, how can you go wrong?

  4. My son loved the first one ~ can't wait to read the second!

  5. Dragons hate taxes. I'm sure.


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