Children’s Book Encourages Kids To Be Hands On

The sign of a good children’s book is one that kids want to read again and again, and that parents don’t mind reading again and again.

If you’ve read Dragons Love Tacos to your kids more times than you can count, you may be able to give it a rest for a while. Get ready to laugh along with High Five (Dial; on sale April 16, 2019), the latest collaboration from author Adam Rubin, and illustrator Daniel Salmieri — the team who brought you Dragons Love Tacos and Dragons Love Tacos 2.

The story centers around a high five champion who is preparing for the annual competition to see who is the best hand slapper around. Young readers, ages 3 – 5 will enjoy the silly antics of the all-animal cast. And they will love the feel of the textured pages as they follow the hilarious prompts to try out their own high five skills with the book.

Who will be the High Five champion? You’ll have to finish the book to find out!

Adam Rubin is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of ten critically-acclaimed picture books including the Those Darn Squirrels trilogy, Dragons Love Tacos, Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel, Secret Pizza Party, Robo-Sauce and El Chupacabras (recently short-listed for the 2018 Texas Blue Bonnet award). Rubin spent ten years working as a creative director in the advertising industry before leaving his day job to write full-time. In between writing projects, he designs and collects optical illusions, puzzles and games. His favorite color is blue, his favorite food is fried chicken, and his favorite animal is the otter. Adam currently lives in Barcelona, Spain.

Daniel Salmieri is an award winning illustrator from Brooklyn, NY. He has illustrated 12 picture books including three New York Times best-sellers (Dragons Dragons Love Tacos, Robo-Sauce and Dragons Love Tacos 2), and he regularly creates illustrations for magazines and newspapers. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Sophia and their dog Ronni. His favorite things to draw are cars, plants, dogs and people.

Meet the team behind High Five when The High Five Tour comes to Brooklyn:

Storytime with Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri

Saturday, April 20

11AM – 12PM

Books are Magic

225 Smith Street,






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