Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tulip Loves Rex

by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Illustrated by Sara Massini

Is there a child in your life that can’t stop moving or dancing?  Then Tulip Loves Rex by Alyssa Satin Capucilli is just the book for you.  Tulip isn’t like other kids. Even from the very beginning, she preferred spinning to crawling, and she happily gallops, skips, bends, and sways her way through her young life.

One day she meets a dog named Rex that is a little different too.  He doesn’t seem interested in all the normal dog tricks—fetching, catching, sitting—but Tulip assures Rex that “[she doesn’t] mind a bit.” “We all have something we love to do.  We just have to discover what it is.”

Readers will be delighted to find that when Rex does what he loves, it leads to an even better surprise for both him and Tulip. They will also enjoy reading the note tied around Rex’s neck to guess what happens next in the story.

TulipLoves Rex is a charming book that will brighten anyone’s day.  Capucilli is the well-known author of the Biscuit books, and illustrator Sarah Massini has done a masterful job of capturing Tulip’s cheery movement through wispy-soft swirls that follow her wherever she goes. 
If your child likes this book, I also suggest Brontorina by James Howe.

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