I don't know about you guys, but taco's for me could be their own group on my personal pyramid. I can put away an impressive (never embarrassing) amount of taco's. So when I saw this book surface on NetGalley? You bet your ground beef and hard shells I offered to review it. For all my taco lover's out there, here's...
This is Taco! by Andrew Cangelose, Illustrated by Josh Shipley
"This is a squirrel . . . "Hey, I may be a squirrel, but my name is Taco! And I don't eat nuts and tree bark—blech—I prefer tacos!" The natural predator of squirrels is . . . "Whoa, whoa, whoa! Who is writing this book? I do not like where this is going." This hilarious send-up of a children's nature primer teaches kids that the most important story is the one you write yourself."
This is a LOL book for kids. It's done in one of my favorite illustrative styles and like a furry, kiddie Deadpool, the squirrel is aware of the narrator which is a bonus for me as it seems to involve kids more. Taco, the squirrel, has a witty sense of humor with quick comeback which sometimes speaks to an older audience, but it doesn't mean a younger crowd can't laugh about it. It's a multi-layer picture book which makes it a good read for group events.
The book flows well for being purposely choppy and a bit on the shorter side. The message at the end was s nice surprise to tie the book together from beginning to end so it feels good to read too. Who doesn't love tacos with a side of empowerment?
Lucky for you, there's no wait for this book besides shipping as it was published May 1st! You can order it from Amazon HERE!