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I made the mistake of not reading reviews prior to purchase. It was a whimsical purchase and, afterall, how bad can a children's book be? The answer is "soooooo bad". Received this book yesterday as it is to be a Christmas gift for my granddaughter. Read through it twice thinking, "I can't believe it's this awful". AWFUL! I anticipated some silly sing-songy antics about dragons and tacos. This book was literally what it would have been like if you sat at the kitchen table with some friends and some drinks writing down your concept of this book. Then you added illustrations and a price tag. No fine tuning or editing - just a off the cuff (bad) story. If I can save even one person from this buyer's remorse then I've done my job.
Oh my days, what an absolute shocker of a purchase this was. I think this is the worst children’s book I have ever purchased. And I write this review as a father of four. There is no story here. It’s utter nonsense. If it was humorous I could have overlooked the poor writing, un-engaging content and lack of character development but it is just nonsense from start to finish. My kids were so bored with this they had pretty much all wandered off before I even got to the end. At first I thought perhaps this is a cultural divide with it being more engaging for a US audience (where the authors are from) - it was a bit of a stretch but I felt I had to come up with some sort of excuse for this soon-to-be toilet paper, but then I read the international reviews and it blew that theory out the water. Terrible on all continents. Absolute waste of money.
The trend of stupid hipster books that have garbage grammar and rambling nonsensical plot lines is beyond annoying. And I live in Brooklyn! Don't waste your time, money, or your child's precious brain.
This is the worst children's book I have ever read. As B. Langner says in her comment it is awful. The text just doesn't make sense. The drawings are cute, maybe if you wrote a new text for each page it would be fun to read. I can't believe it is a best seller. Seems like people don't care about the content anymore as long as there are cute drawings. Better buy a classic like "The very hungry caterpillar".
I was excited to get this for my 5 year old son since he loves dragons and tacos. The story was really flat. Even my son said, this was a boring book. I’m not quite sure why it is so highly rated; maybe because of the illustrations.
There is NO story in this book. It is seriously ridiclous. I purchased it because if the rating and I'm utterly disappointed. My boys 4 & almost 3 love dragons. They were dragons for Halloween! This book is just complete garbage though. "Dragons love tacos," now lets repeat it for 10 pages and then jump around to how dragons hate spicy salsa. Now back to dragons love tacos. With literally NO story. No beginning, middle & no real ending. Honestly- my four year old could tell a better story.
I bought this book based on rave reviews and the fact that everyone seems to love it. My husband and I both found it almost painful to read and it left our kids confused and completely unexcited. It reminds me of a similar kids book series that people seem to like that fell flat for us - elephant and piggy. So if you don’t like those books, you probably won’t like this one either. No point, boring prose, just generally strange and not very fun. Disappointed in a book with such good ratings.