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It's almost impossible to not clap your hands, tap your feet, and move your body when you hear the song, Dragons Love Tacos.


That's because it's sung and played in the spicy style of music of Latin America called salsa. Yes, salsa is more than just the spicy sauce that makes dragons breathe fire.

What could be more fun than singing about dragons? Singing about dragons and food. The songs takes you through the mixing, mincing, and mooshing you'll enjoy while making Gentle Dragon Tacos.

As a bonus, you'll also get to sing some fun Spanish words. So, let's get started. ¡Vámanos!


The Dragon Salsa Orchestra


For a group activity, it's the kids' turn to make music.

Play the song and sing along   Download the SONG by clicking HERE

Follow the lyrics below or         Download the LYRICS by clicking HERE


Before long, you won't be able to stop singing the song.

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS
by Matt Kaplowitz & Belen Negron


Dragons love tacos,

Millions of tacos,

Dragons love tacos,

But not, too hot!


Dragón quiere taco,

Millones de tacos,

Dragón quiere taco,

Sin pique sin na.

[dragon wants taco]

[millions of tacos]

[dragon wants taco]

[without heat, nada]


And salsa, sweet sweet salsa,

mi salsita, sabrosita es.

Come to the party, a taco party.

Oh so sabroso!

Si es picante

fuego caliente

 

[my salsa is extra tasty]

 

[tasty]

[hot fire!]


LET'S MAKE SOME TACOS...!
FIRST EVERYBODY WASH YOUR HANDS...
HERE WE GO!


Chop the tomatoes:

Moosh the avocado:

Mince the cilantro:

Squeeze some lime juice:

Shake the salt:

Grind the pepper:

Rip the lettuce:

Stretch the cheese:

chop/chop

moosh

mince/mince

squeeze

shake/shake

grind

rip/rip

s-t-r-e-t-c-h



Mix the salsa: stir/stir (4x)

Fill your tortilla with salsa, cheese, and lettuce (3x)


IT'S TACO PARTY TIME!


Dragons love tacos,

Millions of tacos,

Dragons love tacos,

But not, too hot!


Dragón quiere taco,

Millones de tacos,

Dragón quiere taco,

Sin pique sin na.

[dragon wants taco]

[heaps of tacos]

[dragon wants taco]

[without heat, nada]


But not, too hot!



© 2014, Onomatopoeia, Inc.


This song was composed and performed by Matt Kaplowitz & Belen Negron for Great Expectations

Dragon egg maracas!

Picture of 4 colorful shaker eggs

When you order a print/braille copy of Dragons Love Tacos, you get a free shaker egg!

Make pretend tacos

As Eddie Ganz, the salsa singer, gives you the steps to making tacos, have fun acting them out with your child.

And, guide your child through acting out chopping, squeezing, shaking, stretching and more.
Picture from the book shows dragons at an accordion party


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