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A Small Spotlight on a Fun Picture Book: Dragons Love Tacos

Posted March 16, 2018 by Amber in Memes / 4 Comments


I am so happy my friends have kids.

Despite my and my husband’s difficulties in this area (see: my really long sad story from last autumn), it’s really nice to be able to see an awesome looking children’s book and be able to gift it to these kids.  Because, obviously, I can’t just walk into my local indie bookstore and buy a copy of Dragons Love Tacos, right?

Not for myself anyway.

I think this book is the funniest thing.  I love the artwork in it.  I love that it will foster a love of both dragons and tacos, which are two of my favorite things as an adult.  So I get that I can’t go out and splurge on children’s books for me, but I’ll be darned if I can’t appreciate them.

There’s this whole thing in the book about how dragons are always hungry and have big bellies, so OBVIOUSLY they must eat tacos, because tacos are the best.  Of course!  I am in 100% agreement.

But here’s the thing – there can be spicy things in tacos!  And, err, dragons breathe fire… so… potential house-burning-down problems.

This book cracks me up.  And there’s a sequel.  I bought the first one for my best friends’ toddler last summer, and she loved it so much that they got the sequel for Christmas.  As a bonus, she has additional enthusiasm for taco night, which should be #parentinggoals for everyone.

Because tacos are the best.

This week’s Book Blogger Hop asked:

Who is your favorite children’s books author and why?


Short answer: I don’t read many children’s books, as I am a childless adult, but I’ve stumbled across a few that are great.  I’m always a fan of Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle, and I have favorite from my own childhood (Little Bunny Foo Foo!) but in modernity, the greatest one I’ve come across is Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin.  It just amuses me.  I’m easily amused.


What is your favorite children’s book?

Did you read a lot by a certain author when you were really little?

What book from your own childhood have you (or do your someday plan to) pass on to your younglings?

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4 responses to “A Small Spotlight on a Fun Picture Book: Dragons Love Tacos

  1. One of my favourite childhood authors was Robert Munsch (I think I spelled that right…). His books were all just so much fun, and so ridiculous… I was looking at them again with a friend a couple months ago, and they’re all so goofy, but they’re also still weirdly fun to read…
    We also discovered on her bookshelf a book called Bigfoot Cinderella, which was possibly the funniest book I’ve ever read… It was adorable and hilarious, and just so much fun!
    Why are children’s books so much fun?!

    • Amber

      They’re fun because they’re totally silly and commit to their stories. 😀 And because if we got a plot line like “this dragon eats tacos but that’s dangerous” in a YA or Adult novel we’d riot! Haha. After I wrote up this post I read Roald Dahl and was kicking myself thinking I should have used him for the prompt. Oh well. 😛

  2. Dragons Love Tacos looks really funny, I must get that for my daughter. I like Dr Seuss too. I’m looking forward to when my daughter is old enough to be indoctrinated into the Harry Potter fandom.

    • Amber

      It’s such a hoot. And as an extra, now my friends’ daughter is ALL ABOUT taco night at their house. So yay for any book that encourages easily distracted younglings to eat their dinner!