Adam Rubin Dragons Love Tacos

Last updated: July 29, 2023


"Dragons Love Tacos" by Adam Rubin comes packed with stunning illustrations and playful words that roll off the tongue and into the listener’s imagination. The expressive display of the dragon as the pages turn also keep your onlookers hooked. This picture book makes a fun accompaniment to your kid's bedtime.

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Dragons Love Tacos
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In our analysis of 99 expert reviews, the Adam Rubin Dragons Love Tacos placed 6th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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“Rubin and Salmieri, the team behind the equally hilarious “Those Darn Squirrels!,” bring their kooky sensibility to this irresistible story about what can go wrong at a taco party for dragons… The dragons may screw up the party, but this book gets everything right.” -The New York Times

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS is delightful, silly fun from start to finish.
Best of all, Rubin’s witty humor, in combination with Daniel Salmieri’s illustrations, packs as much punch as a ghost pepper—that’s powerful! The watercolor, gouache, and color pencil illustrations often provide answers to the narrator’s questions; such as this response to “Hey dragon, how do you feel about spicy taco toppings?”
Dragons Love Tacos is an adorable children's book that tells how dragons love tacos and parties, but how they hate spicy salsa. The story is perfect for younger kids and matches well with the great illustrations by Daniel Salmieri.
- Wired
Daniel Salmieri draws volumes of angular dragons who can eat boatloads of tacos. His pictures are graphic, exciting and delightfully original
Salmieri’s artwork is fitting, with a crabbed, ethereal line work reminiscent of Peter Sís
Readers will find something new and unexpected happening on every page, so even the shortest of attention spans can be remain engaged.
The pictures in this book really capture the tone and elevate and enhance the story rather than get in the way.
- PPLD
Both my son and I love the pencil and watercolour illustrations and quirky characteristics of the dragons. The story is very original and creative and has lead to many mealtime occasions when the kids blow fire like dragons if the dinner is a little too spicy.

What reviewers didn't like

A wandering effort, happy but pointless.
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