Monday, April 30, 2018

[ARC REVIEW] This is a Taco! by Andrew Cangelose








Title:  This is a Taco!

Author:  Andrew Cangelose

Artist:  Josh Shipley

Genre:  Children's / Animals / Humor / Food

Year Published: 2018

Year Read:  4/28/2018

Publisher: Lion Forge

Source: eARC (NetGalley)

Content Rating:  Ages 5+ (Some Mischief)




I would like to thank NetGalley and Lion Forge for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

So, I got yet another children’s book from NetGalley and this book is called “This is a Taco!” by Andrew Cangelose along with artwork by Josh Shipley.  I must say that this is seriously one of the FUNNIEST children’s books I had ever read for the modern era of children’s books!


Meet Taco!  Taco is a squirrel who happens to love eating tacos and he only agreed to be in this book if he can have some tacos. Unfortunately for Taco, this book is not about tacos as it is a book that teaches the readers about the life of a squirrel and how they are able to survive in the wild. 

Will Taco the Squirrel get his tacos?

Read this book to find out!

Wow! Just wow!  I thought that I would never read another children’s book that contains so much humor and wit in this day and age, but lo and behold, I found such a book! Andrew Cangelose has done an excellent job at writing this book as this story is truly hilarious to read! I loved the way that Andrew Cangelose wrote Taco the Squirrel himself as he is such a hilarious character who just wanted to have tacos to eat but has to endure lots of mishaps in this book so that the reader would learn more about squirrels.  I especially loved the way that Taco the Squirrel solved the problem of not getting tacos at the end of this book as it was a truly witty and humorous conclusion to the story!  I also loved the fact that the tone of this book reminded me so much of the popular children’s book “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales” as both books have sarcastic humor and characters who continually break the fourth wall and wanted the stories to go the way they see fit.  Josh Shipley’s artwork is adorable and hilarious to look at, especially of the images of Taco the Squirrel himself as he is shown as being a puffy looking squirrel with a humorous smile on his face on each panel.  I also loved the watercolors in the background as it gives the book a down to earth tone that compliments well with the mellowness of this book.


Overall, “This is a Taco!” is a truly hilarious book about squirrels and unconventional storytelling that children should definitely check out!  I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book.



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