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I'm disappointed in the story. Apparently dragons hate spicy salsa. I avoid using the word "hate" around little children, so I was appalled at how many times it appears in this book. After reading this story aloud to my child she started refusing foods claiming that they were "spicy." Double disappointment for me. Unfortunately, my daughter LOVES this book and asks me to read it at least once a week.
I don’t understand the hype of this book. It’s a bit awkward to read out loud, lots of short and conversational sentences which dont flow very well. The drawings were cute and it’s definitely a silly thought for kids to think about dragons eating tacos. However the lack of underlying message disappointed me, I was expecting a bit more.
I was looking forward to purchasing this book for my 4 year old so I finally took the plunge while on sale before the holidays, and I have to say that I am very disappointed. How did this book become a best seller? The story is not well written, the ending seems incomplete, and it uses the word "hate" far too much. Don't waste your money.
Umm. I was expecting this to be a phenomenal children’s book due to all the great reviews. I consider myself to be a very silly person and my 3 year old boys are equally as silly but this book was pretty dumb, in my opinion. Not in the fun, dumb-silly type of way either. Pretty boring and not enough substance, even for a 3 year old. Give us the good old fashioned Hungry Caterpillar book and we’re happy. But who knows, maybe this will grow on us?!
Ordered this book as it had good recommendations and sounded funny. After quick read myself I decided that I will not even read it to my 4 year old son. The pictures are great, but the stort is neither funny nor imo good or valuable. 2 stars as the cute illustrations are cute.
This book talks about "tacos" in the absolutely whitest most non-Mexican sense (crunchy shell - check! Lettuce - check! tomatoes - check! Spicy salsa - NO!). This is the taco of 1980s white America. A total affront to actual (or even remotely authentic) tacos. It promotes picky eating and acts like spicy food is bad. I am sad bc I bought it hoping to share my love of taco with my son. Can some Mexican writers please do a remake?
My husband and I just tossed this book. It has to be one of the most annoying reads I’ve ever read for a Kids book and that’s pretty bad cause I love kids books and animated movies more than my own kids sometimes. The pics are great and it could have been adorable but the style of writing is just over the top annoying.
Maybe because my baby's still little, but I feel like the story's humour is too adult, not really fitting for a baby, maybe not even toddler? Perhaps it's aimed at older kids, in which case an indication in the product description would be useful. I don't find the story very amusing or educational. I see the authors mean well, but the very first words of the book: "Hey kid!", already put me off.
The writing in this book is not particularly good. It's a pretty dumb story. What I really don't like about it is that it doesn't impart the values that I think are useful for a 3.5 year old boy to learn. It essentially teaches kids to be picky about spices and when the dragons ruin the home at the end there's really no good reason why they helped to rebuild the house. I just didn't find the book wholesome and it didn't impart any special messages about doing good things for people or being a good friend, etc. It did however inspire my son to want to eat tacos at dinner. At least there is that. There are so many good children's books and the writing can be enjoyed by the child and the adult. I wish people would write more of those types of books. Blueberries for Sal and Ferdinand are two good examples.