“Kids, remember: If you want tacos in your story, then YOU make sure there are tacos in your story.”
I just LOVE tacos (though I am not sure if I love them as much as Taco the squirrel in this book) and so I had to try out this book. Boy, I am hungry for tacos now. Too bad I can’t just get/make a taco at this moment. Argh. So warning to all, be sure to have tacos with you when reading because you will want some after reading.
So I first thought that this book would just be a simple picture book about squirrel named Taco who loves Tacos with all sorts of facts about squirrels, instead it is MUCH more. It is a fun fourth wall breaking kind of book where the squirrel takes over the story when he realises that there are a) no tacos in the near future (even though he signed up because tacos were promised) and b) when a hawk swoops down to nomnom on our squirrel. I totally agreed with the little dude, I would have done the same. I didn’t sign up to be abused (and eaten) like this! I came for tacos (and squirrels).
I loved how Taco took over the story and how he made it a story that fitted him so much better (and yummier). I loved seeing him cross out words and write new ones, or jumping in between the pages to fix/stop stuff.
The art was pretty decent, I quite like the style. I love the expressions on Taco’s face (from his face when he flew through the air, to when he found his tacos). Pluspoints to the deliciously drawn tacos. stomach rumbles
All in all, this is one tacotastic book I would recommend.