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Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel

(Dragons Love Tacos #2)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  2,723 ratings  ·  397 reviews
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
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Dial Books
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Feb 12, 2021 rated it liked it
You know what's way worse than dragons and tacos? A world without tacos. It's a horrible world. A sad world. A world we want to avoid.

You know what's better than dragons and tacos? Time travel with dragons and tacos!

Well, no, that's not actually better. The first book really was an amazingly good children's book. One of the funniest I've ever read, and I really enjoyed reading it to my daughter every time. The second book is honestly a rehash of the first, but with added time travel shenanigans
My dudes. This book starts off in a rather upsetting way. Brace yourselves. The world has run out of tacos. The dragons are devastated! (I am too!)


There is, of course, only one solution to this dilemma: one must use a time machine to go back in time to retrieve a taco so that a taco tree can be planted, thus saving the world from being tragically taco-less.


However, as you may recall from our first outing with these dragons, nothing ever seems to go as planned when they're around. Will we be ab
Jon Nakapalau
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Zombie apocalypse...giant asteroid...alien invasion...NOTHING COMPARED TO A WORLD WITHOUT TACOS! A tacoless world needs brave chrononauts to go back in time and get at least ONE TACO so that it can be planted and grow - BECAUSE DRAGONS LOVE TACOS! (wonderful book :)
Donna Backshall
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all my dragon and/or taco-loving friends
Heck, everyone loves tacos. AMIRIGHT? Even the spicy ones, though we know some people (and dragons) might have some tummy issues with those.

These books have plenty of humor an adult will enjoy, but I do wonder if kids will get some of it. In fact, I wonder if I "got" all of it.

Like, why does a time machine take dragons to a place where dragons love diapers? I don't think that's time travel, I think that's movement into parallel worlds. But what do I know? I'm just along for the ride, and this b
Amy Yingling
Yep, everyone does love diapers, oops I mean tacos; lol! (read the book and you'll get this if not I will just seem like a really weird person). There are no more tacos in the whole world, oh no what will we do? Enter time machine just sitting in garage and we get to go back in time to the taco party in the first book in this series. Some mishaps along the way might end tacos forever, but luckily everything works out in the end when the taco trees grow and there are tacos for everyone, for who d ...more
Amusing, but I didn’t find it as funny as book one.
La Coccinelle
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: children
Don't milk it.

Compared to the goofy and entertaining Dragons Love Tacos , the sequel is as flat as a tortilla. The idea of dragons loving tacos is silly enough, but it works. What doesn't work is a ridiculous plot about the disappearance of all the world's tacos, necessitating a trip back in time to find a taco that can be planted and grown into a taco tree.

Overall, this is just disappointing. If you enjoy the absurd, you might like this. Otherwise, just stick with the first book.
May 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017, picture-books
1.5 stars. No bueno. The first book was funny and clever, but the sequel is fairly dumb: space travel trial-and-error to save dragons from their nemeses, spicy tacos.
Laura McLoughlin
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dragons, tacos, time-travel shenanigans, what's not to love? ...more
Read as part of our grandma reads sessions.

Dragons Love Tacos - the first led to this sequel wherein tacos have gone extinct and a solution for the bereft and hungry dragon population must be found.

Time travel is key, and aliens may be involved (illustrations imply same).

Story makes little sense, but all littles were highly satisfied, with requests for repeat reads in future.

Hence - 4 stars hidden in bean/cheese burritos.
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
An eagerly anticipated picture book that readers of the original will love as much! It involves time traveling and silliness and, of course, dragons who love tacos. I can already hear the laughter (from the future!) as this gets read! Publishes May 2nd.
Mila Reads Alot  ☕
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
... Everyone loves tacos <3 ...
Mid-Continent Public Library
Everybody hold on to your hats because it has just been discovered that there are no more tacos in the entire world! In this sequel “Dragon Loves Tacos” by Adam Rubin, the dragons are determined to find a way to go back in time to find more tacos to bring to their timeline. What would you do if you ran out of tacos? Enjoy this one now by checking out a copy on or searching for it on Overdrive! – Reviewed by Stephanie at MCPL Reading Rocket
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dragons ✅ Tacos ✅ Time Machine✅. An excellent sequel, we love nonsensical stories, Grace makes a fire sound when the dragons shoot their fire.
2.5 stars

This book is like the personification of a four-year-old boy's imagination. It's wacky and creative, with a puerile sense of humor, only tenuous ties to reality, and plenty of randomness. It's almost cute, but like a preschooler, it has left the baby stage where anything is adorable but it doesn't yet have the capacity for intentional humor that is actually funny. If a kid told you a knock-knock joke that didn't make sense, you'd probably laugh anyway, and you might think the kid was cu
Feb 17, 2017 added it
Shelves: picture-books
Dragons love tacos, and we all already know that. Dragons also shouldn't consume super spicy salsa, or bad things happen involving fire breath, but we already know that, too.

But what happens when the dragons run OUT of tacos? That is something that no one should have to experience, but thankfully, there's a cure! With the help of time travel, diapers, and a really determined boy, tacos will be growing on trees in no time!

In the sequel to Adam Rubin's delightful Dragons Love Tacos, the fun, fun
Sep 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I'm just here for the diaper jokes. ...more
Lauren Stoolfire
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun follow-up! It goes too quickly!
Feb 03, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Meh. Just doesn't have the charm of the original. It does have time-travel, though, so that's a plus. ...more
Alexandra Calaway
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Dover Free
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tamara writes.....Just one more reason why I appreciate being a children's librarian. I get paid to read really good books like this one. Check it out now at Dover Free Library. ...more
It would be pretty difficult to top the original. This is very cute but not nearly as humorous. Fans of the first will certainly enjoy this tacolicious sequel.
Chance Lee
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-it
A little too zany for me, for the sake of being zany. Dragons love tacos. But now they're out of tacos, so they travel back in time to get tacos, but the time machine is busted and they have to eat tacos to get back to the present? I don't know.

The final page says "everyone loves tacos" and has images of Gandhi, Frankenstein's monster, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Beyonce (I think), Simone Biles (maybe), and Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith's Stinky Cheese Man.

And an alien.

Random for the sake of being rando
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pb
Super silly and fun. A strong sequel. Love the underlying message: don't let tacos (or anything) go extinct. See if you recognize the characters on the last page. Love the mix of historical and literary characters. Yay GOT. ...more
Penny Ramirez
May 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute. Waiting to hear what the shorter reviewers at my house have to say!

And yes, we all love dragons, and we all love tacos, so - another favorite.
Sadia Mansoor
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: children
It wasn't as great as the first one! I mean dragons love diapers!! Seriously?? -_-
Not at all creative or funny..
Becky B
The dragons are in despair because they ate ALL of the tacos. Confronted by the dour circumstances the boy decides drastic times call for drastic measures and fires up the time machine. It should be simple to nip back in time, grab a few tacos, return to the present and plant them to grow more. Right?

I feel like all time travel stories (well, the good ones) have to have a little zany mixed in because, after all, time travel is a bit unpredictable. And what a great way to introduce kids to that
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
Almost all sequels don't live up to the original, but this was extra bad. I do give it props for not just going the safe route and being a note-for-note rehash of the original, like most sequels. Instead it was sort of like the "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey" to the original's "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." It was super-weird and not enjoyable in a totally different direction. It didn't make any sense whatsoever. The original had a fun "wacky" concept that played out in straightforward sto ...more
Nikki-Catrina Anderson
Picture book. I haven't been able to track down the first book, but I was able to understand the content of this book without that. (My experience probably would have been enhanced at some parts if I had read the first.) I liked exploring the pictures with all of the dragons doing different things. I especially liked the last picture that has, "Heck, everyone loves tacos." with several recognizable people eating tacos like the Statue of Liberty, Abraham Lincoln, Micheal Jordan, and more. ...more
Veronica Manthei
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Silliness. Dragons, tacos, snacking, time travel, randomness.
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Adam Rubin 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, Robo-Sauce and El Chupacabras (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 ...more

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