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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 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?!
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 bought this book last year when my son was obsessed with dragons. I hated it when I read it then! Flash forward to today when looking through Amazon for books to purchase for Christmas and decided to read it again for the second time. I found it in the corner of my room and not on the shelf with my sons other 100+ books. DO NOT PURCHASE this book for your kid! It is seriously loosely written and had no real plot. This is what you need for a taco, dragons love tacos, dragons love parties, dragons hate salsa, dragons will help you rebuild your house when they mess it up at a taco party...THE END! The only way I can think of putting it to use (and only reason I give it 2 stars) is in the school setting where I teach students specific details, ask them to write how to make the perfect taco while munching on chips and salsa...other than that this book is LAME and a perfect example of it’s not what you know but who you know! The author has a ton of friends with money to get him on the New York Times bestseller list!
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?
The title got me, but the actual book was underwhelming. It's not even a story... Just kind of a bunch of sentences. I feel like if a kids book isn't educational in the slightest, it should at least fun to read and this was neither. Maybe baby will like it once she's a toddler since toddlers like random things, but there are definitely better books out there. Props to the illustrator, though, they're good.