Library Haul - Dragons, High Fives, Motorcycles
I apologize for my serious misstep in my last library haul. Basically, I posted that I had never heard of an author/illustrator team who not only a) I should know, but also b) I have heard of them. Mas, my fairy godmother of children's literature sent me an email and was like, Meg, here are all the books they wrote you should check them out. I read her list and did a for real forehead slap, not just an emoji response. Then she followed up with another book suggestion.
With a Mas list on hand, Oscar and I headed to the library. I honestly don't know how many more library visits we will get to take. With Covid spiking things will likely shut down soon. Oscar and I are usually the only ones in the children's book section and the library holds onto every book for a few days before adding them back to shelves. So I feel "safe" in that way. Sigh. Someday this too shall pass.
Now, onto the books.
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri.
These gentlemen brought us Those Darn Squirrels. When Mas emailed me and reminded me that they also wrote and illustrated Dragons Love Tacos I was downright embarrassed. Mas did a marvelous blog post for me years ago featuring the work of Rubin and Salmieri and even suggested I read Dragons Love Tacos way back then. Can I blame Covid for this memory loss? Anyway, Rubin and Salmieri love to break the 4th wall in their books and this is no exception. The narrator explains that dragons love tacos and parties but they can't handle spicy tacos. As you learn more about dragons you also get to host a taco party which is going great until...well, read to find out.
|Hello excellent rhyming.|
|And the judges results are in...|
|Not all opponents are easy!|
|We talk a lot about noticing people's faces to see how they are feeling.|
This illustration was a great talking point for Oscar and me.
|Things that might make you feel happy again.|
|Did you know Mo hides the pigeon in all of his Elephant & Piggie books?|
Check out the endpapers. Pigeon also hides in some of his other books as well.