Tulip Loves Rex
by Alyssa Satin Capucilli & Sarah Massini

HarperCollins, 2013. ISBN 978-0-062-09413-1.
Reviewed by Judy Miller
Posted on 02/11/2014

Younger Readers

Tulip is a young child that knew how to spin before she reached the other milestones of babyhood. Spinning grew into twirling as she became older. Tulip made a wish every night before going to sleep. Her wish was always the same.

"The dog wore a sign around his neck. 'My name is Rex. I'm not quite like other dogs.'"

Young readers between the ages of 4 and 8 will love how the mystery of Rex and Tulip's dream unfolds.

Illustrator Sarah Massani does a nice job of conveying motion and emotion throughout the story. She and author Alyssa Satin Capucilli are a good team, just like Tulip and Rex. This is a book I would have enjoyed reading to my children when they were young.

Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the outstanding author of the Biscuit books and many other beloved children's books. She lives in a book-filled home in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Visit her website.

Sarah Massini is a published illustrator of children's books, including Over in the Meadow at the Big Ballet, Boo to the Who in the Dark!, and Oh, Harry! She lives in the United Kingdom. See more of her work on her website.

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