Check it out: Who loves tacos? Dragons do
But addition of salsa leads to fiery trouble
Sunday, July 29, 2012
If I were a squirrel, I think I'd get tired of nuts. Similar situation is if I suddenly turned into a koala bear. Just how long would it take for my koala brain to switch from "eucalyptus leaves every day? Lucky bear!" to "a blackberry, a blackberry, my eucalyptus leaves for a blackberry!" (Apologies to Shakespeare for that awful parody of "a horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse" from "Richard III." Koalas have no shame.)
Whether you're a grasshopper or a rocket scientist, I'm convinced that anything with a stomach needs a little dietary variety. That's why the picture book "Dragons Love Tacos" makes complete sense to me. I have to admit I was a little surprised that tacos could satisfy a dragon's appetite. A giant-sized platter of Texas-style barbecued pork seems more logical.Then it hit me: dragons are basically airborne barbecue grills covered in scales. No charcoal or matches needed; just open the jaws, turn on the flame, and voilà: rare to well-done in seconds. No wonder a taco tickles the fancy of a barbecue-satiated flying serpent.
According to this week's quirky tale, the only thing a dragon likes more than tacos is a taco party. If this sounds like a great way to get to know your dragon neighbors, a word of advice before you stock up on salsa: do NOT get spicy with your ingredients.
Can't imagine why hot sauce and dragons is a really bad combination? Read this book with your little ones to find out what happens when "totally mild salsa" turns out to include jalapeño peppers. Ay, caramba!