A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Introduces the idea of time travel, which kids may encounter in future science fiction stories.
Do what you can to make your friends happy and save the world (from a taco shortage) -- even if it means traveling through time.
Positive Role Models
The kid is creative and inventive as he tries to solve the problem of the taco shortage. He looks out for his friends, the dragons. He's kind and upbeat.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of cartoonish fire-breathing dragon mayhem.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri's Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel follows the enormously popular Dragons Love Tacos. In that first book, all heck breaks loose when the taco-loving dragons accidentally eat spicy salsa, breathe fire, and burn the taco party down. Now there are no more tacos worldwide, which makes the dragons cry. So the little boy from the first book figures he should use his time machine to go back in time (along with his dog and three dragon friends) to right before the taco party, get some tacos, and bring them back to plant a taco tree and grow a never-ending supply. Mayhem ensues -- including going back too far to the time of cavemen and dragons once again consuming hot salsa and scorching everything in sight. Absurd silliness abounds.
Is It Any Good?
This zany time-travel adventure dives headfirst into the absurd with a story sure to amuse young fans of the first book. It's not as cohesive as that one, but who needs cohesive when you're imagining wacky situations for taco-obsessed dragons? Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel offers crazy scenarios with lots of funny gags to spot in the cartoon-like art, including an ending spread of historical and pop culture figures consuming tacos -- including Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Frankenstein, Amelia Earhart, Jimi Hendrix, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and an alien from outer space hovering in his spaceship. As the one line of text on that spread says, "Heck, everyone likes tacos."
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