Instead of "The Sequel," a more accurate description would be "The Cash Grab." Clearly, that's what it was for this writer/illustrator team. Where the first book had whimsy and charm and humor, this book has, well, NOTHING even close to resembling any of those qualities. Salmieri couldn't even be bothered to do original art for some of the pages, which are--wait for it--flashbacks to the first book. Wondering if the publishers saved money by paying for fewer illustrations. Or perhaps Salmieri saw the vapid story from Rubin and refused on principle to support his colleague with new illustrations given the sheer asininery he was witnessing. In short, this makes the travesty that was The Godfather III look like an awesome sequel. My son loved the first Dragons Love Tacos and so did I yet I almost wanted to apologize to him (which is what Rubin and Salmieri should do to all involved) after we read this steaming pile together.