Tulip Loves Rex by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Illustrated by Sarah Massini
Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Friendship
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
Pages: 32 Hardcover 10 x 9.5″
Date Published: December 23rd, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
A charming character-origin story featuring Tulip, who loves to dance, and her dog, Rex
Beloved author Alyssa Satin Capucilli and talented illustrator Sarah Massini have created a lively story that dances with passion, friendship, and the momentous joy of sharing what you love with someone you love.
From the very moment she was born, Tulip loved to dance.
She learned to spin before she could crawl and to hop before she could walk. Tulip wouldn’t be Tulip if there wasn’t a skip in her step!
Every evening before bed, Tulip makes a wish in her Tulip way (with a bend and a sway), and it’s always the same wish.
One day, as Tulip hops and twirls in the park, she finds a dog with a sign around his neck: My name is Rex. I am not quite like other dogs. Tulip and Rex hit it off, especially once Tulip discovers that Rex loves to dance, too!
When it’s time to go home, Tulip does one last cartwheel (as does Rex), and she sees the other side of Rex’s sign: Will you take me home?
Later that night, Tulip buries her face in Rex’s fur. “It seems that wishes come in all shapes and sizes,” says Tulip, “quite like love.”
Biscuit is definitely a staple around here and thus we thus we truly enjoyAlyssa Satin Capucilli‘s children’s books, so it is no surprise to me how much fun Tulip Loves Rex is as well. The illustrations from Sarah Massini are vibrant, fun, and flow well. Tulip is a little dancer and discovers a dancing dog for adoption. What could be better for her?
Thanks to HarperCollins for providing an ARC for review.
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