Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel

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Annotation: When dragons run out of tacos, they travel back in time to get a fresh supply.
Catalog Number: #143083
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Dial
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Illustrator: Salmieri, Daniel,
Pages: 48
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-525-42888-7 Perma-Bound: 0-605-97933-2
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-525-42888-6 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-97933-8
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2016024850
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Brace yourselves, readers, for this sequel to the best-selling Dragons Love Tacos (2012) begins on a tragic note. There is a taco shortage! The despair is palpable, as dragons sprawl on the ground with tears streaming from their eyes. Moved by the dragons' plight, Robbie and his canine pal get the idea to travel back in time to the very celebration captured in the first book. Once there, they'll grab some tacos, return to the present, and plant them for a plentiful taco harvest is tasty treat grows on trees, don't you know that the dragons will never run out again. As luck would have it, there's an old time machine in Robbie's garage, but the mission isn't as simple as it seems. Miscalculations and machine malfunctions lead to riotous trips through space-time that will leave kids cackling. Old gags from the first book are revisited, and new ones are introduced, with the book's slight story getting a boost from Salmieri's comical, childlike illustrations. A ridiculous romp to be sure, but youngsters will eat it up.
Kirkus Reviews
As if the fiery disaster of the first outing (2012) weren't bad enough, news that the world's entire supply of tacos has been used up leaves not just the dragons dismayed.Fortunately, there's a time machine in the garage, so it might be possible to bring new seed stock for taco trees (didn't you know?) from the past. Unfortunately, said device is hard to calibrate— first they undershoot back to the previous volume's spicy-salsa-fueled holocaust and then overshoot to a similar catastrophe in prehistoric times. Subsequent ventures into alternate space-time continua lead to universes where dragons love…diapers ("That's not right"), and tacos chow down on dragons ("Weird, but closer!"). Then, when the chunky white lad leading the draconic expedition does finally get it right, only the taco in his lap survives the trip back to the present. That's enough for a happy ending, though, as Salmieri shows in the last of his naïve-style cartoon scenes with a taco party in which dragons and diversely hued figures (some recognizable) from various historical and fantasy realms mingle. "After all," as Rubin puts it, "dragons love diapers. I mean, tacos. Dragons love tacos. / Heck, everyone loves tacos." Most young readers, even those in diapers, would agree. (Picture book. 3-5)
Publishers Weekly
When the world runs out of tacos, there-s only one thing to do: go back in time, -save a handful of tacos, plant them in the ground, and grow taco trees so we never run out of tacos again.- Fans of Dragons Love Tacos won-t be surprised that this expedition doesn-t go terribly smoothly: there are several spicy-salsa-triggered fire-breathing incidents, as well as pit stops in timelines where dragons love diapers and giant tacos love dragons. Are the time jumps always easy to track? Not really, but this sequel-s dialed-up energy and absurdity remain a tasty-and very funny-combination. Ages 3-5. Author-s agent: Jennifer Joel, ICM. Illustrator-s agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (May)

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1The kid and his taco-loving dragon friends are back, and there's a crisis. There are no tacos left in the world. "None. Nada. Nil." Circumstances require use of the time machine to go back to a party for a handful of tacos to plant and grow into trees. However, spicy salsa messes things up again, with journeys back to wrong time periods, including when dragons loved diapers and when tacos loved dragons. Eventually heading home, the kid watches in disbelief as the dragons lose their resolve and gobble down ALL the tacosexcept one. He plants a taco tree and the world is saved from disaster. Created with watercolor, gouache, color pencil, and digital elements, the images are comical, especially the scenes of spicy salsa fire breath and its aftermath. Deadpan statements such as "Oh boy, not again" and "Oh, come on" reinforce the humor. VERDICT Kids who can't get enough dragons or tacos will be won over by this humorous tale. A silly addition for old fans and new readers alike.Gaye Hinchliff, King County Library System, WA
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Word Count: 442
Reading Level: 2.5
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.5 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 189675 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.1 / points:1.0 / quiz:Q71166
Lexile: AD530L

The hilarious sequel to the smokin’ hot New York Times best seller, perfect for story time

News alert! It has just been discovered that there are NO MORE TACOS left anywhere in the world. This is a huge problem because, as you know, dragons love tacos. If only there was a way for the dragons to travel back in time, to before tacos went extinct. Then they could grab lots of tacos and bring them back! It’s the perfect plan, as long as there’s no spicy salsa. You remember what happened last time . . .

The award-winning creators of Robo-Sauce and Secret Pizza Party return with a gut-bustingly hilarious companion to the bestselling phenomenon Dragons Love Tacos.

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