DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri (Dial)
Dragons love tacos. Of course they do. Who doesn't? Just be sure not to serve them any spicy taco toppings. You won't like them once they've had spicy taco toppings. Though Rubin's THOSE DARN SQUIRRELS! is still my funny bone's favorite, congratulations are still in order to the author for writing the best cause-and-effect book since Laura Joffe Numeroff's IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE, and kudos to his muse for delivering the title that has every children's book author slapping their forehead and bemoaning, "wish I'd-a thought of that." The other great, great thing about this book is that you will inevitably be inspired to throw a taco party after reading it. Invitations welcome. (4 and up)
Also of interest:CHICKS AND SALSA by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Paulette Bogan (Bloomsbury).
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