Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Illustrator: Sarah Massini
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Rex is a sweet dog who loves going on adventures with his owner Tulip. In another lovely story about the friendship between Tulip and Rex, the two go on an adventure to find wonderful words to write in Tulip’s new notebook. With those words they write a story about King Rex and Queen Tulip. Tulip and Rex Write a Story is the second book in this series, following the book Tulip Loves Rex where we are first introduced to Tulip and her pet dog.
Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the author of the well-known Biscuit books. Readers are sure to love Rex just as much as Biscuit. Filled with soft colors, the illustrations of Tulip and Rex Write a Story are beautiful and full of detail. Because their story goes unfinished, as Tulip’s parents call them to a picnic, the reader is able to only imagine what would happen next in their story. A possible use for this story is to introduce to a child the idea of writing. Tulip and Rex’s fun adventure of finding words to put in their notebook is exciting and creative, helping to spark the reader’s imagination.