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Christmas has come and gone and I did not send a book to my 3 year old granddaughter. This situation must be remedied. After all if her book shelves overflow, her parents can give away some of her books.

So not being in the book store, I ordered two best selling picture books I thought she might like. Maybe I’ll send one along to her now, and save one for later.

Dragons Love Tacos
Authors: Adam Rubin with illustrations by Daniel Salmieri
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012
Genre: Picture Book
Hardcover Edition
Source: Personal Copy

This story is presented with color and humor. It sticks to the topic and is filled with adjectives kids will love. It also includes topics for discussion among the primary set such as: tummy troubles, all about dragons, how to make tacos, what happens when you eat hot peppers and more.

Would you like to keep dragons in your back yard? Are you planning a taco party? I’m guessing primary age children could talk about this book for quite a while.

Rosie Revere, Engineer
Authors: Andrea Beaty, with illustrations by David Roberts
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013
Genre: Picture Book
Hardcover Edition
Source: Personal Copy

Rosie, blond hair hanging over one eye, dreams of becoming a great engineer. Readers follow Rosie as she creates from cast off gadgets and gizmos and hides her machines under the bed. Rosie is inspired by her great-great-aunt Rose. And this story has a lesson (as so many do). “the only true failure can come if you quit.”

This book will be enjoyed by a large range of ages from 3 year-olds to 10 year-olds. The illustrations are one of the reasons. They include so much material that will continue to interest youngsters who love to invent and dream as they get older.

One reviewer had this to say: “Written in delightful verse and filled with sneaky histories of women in aviation, it’s perfect inspirational material for young makers.” And from Publisher’s Weekly, “comically detailed mixed-media illustrations…keep the mood light and emphasize Rosie’s creativity at every turn.”

Which book is going in the mail to Jessica? Probably Rosie since Jessica, too loves to build and dreams of being an engineer; and she has blond hair that swoops over her eve on one side of her face. I hope she likes this book and the crazy, coloful pictures by David Roberts.