This is Taco!: A Children's Book Review

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!

 

 

Or, you could pair it with THIS!

And make it a super rad gift for a taco lover YOU love!