Dragons love tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You’re in red-hot trouble.
June 14, 2012
Preschool - 2
is the #1 New York Times
best-selling author of ten critically-acclaimed picture books, including the Those Darn Squirrels
trilogy, Dragons Love Tacos
, Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel
, Secret Pizza Party
and El Chupacabras
(which was short-listed for the 2018 Texas Blue Bonnet award). He spent ten years working as a creative director in the advertising industry before leaving his day job to write full-time. In between writing projects, he designs and collects optical illusions, puzzles and games.
is an artist, illustrator, and author from Brooklyn, NY. He has illustrated twelve picture books including the New York Times
best seller, Dragons Love Tacos
. Daniel is a regular contributor to several magazines and newspapers including The New Yorker
and the New York Times
, and works on a wide array of projects from packaging design to branding. He currently lives with his wife, son, and their dog Ronni in New York City.
#1 New York Times bestseller
Summer 2012 Kids' Indie Next List
New York Times Notable Book
* "Off-kilter fun for those who like their picture books (and salsa) zesty and fresh."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Dragons Love Tacos is a heaping helping of silly. Little kids will relate to the anti-spicy bias and chuckle over Salmieri's watercolor and gouache cartoon illustrations showing literally boatloads of tacos and all sizes of dragons enjoying their favorite food at pool parties, costume parties and, well, taco parties."—San Francisco Chronicle
"The perfect book for kids who love dragons and mild tacos."—Kirkus Reviews
"The watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil cartoon illustrations are the real stars here. Regardless of, or perhaps because of, the absurdity of the story, this tale should be a big hit with anyone with an affinity for dragons."—School Library Journal