Tulip and Rex’s “word walk” and their subsequent imaginative play convey the subtle message that you don’t have to be able to read or write yet to love words and storytelling
This title will be released on September 1, 2015.
Somehow HarperCollins Children’s books always seem to come out with the most perfect books for my family at the exact right time. In Tulip and Rex Write a Story, the dance-loving duo from Tulip Loves Rex finds a new passion—collecting words and using them to tell a story. Brooke is in her fifth week of kindergarten and is learning to keep a journal as she is starting to master sounding out and writing words. It can be frustrating for a five year old to write complete sentences. C sound like Ks and don’t get me started on all the different ways you can write (right) a single word, amIright? Luckily, I have somehow learned how to read and write when I was little, but I can imagine it wasn’t easy or came naturally.
That is why Tulip and Rex Write a Story is SO appropriate for Brooke’s age group (the book is geared for ages 4-8). See, Tulip and Max aren’t able to read or write very well just yet but they do have big imaginations and want to write the perfect book. The concept of ‘word walk’ is introduced, where Tulip writes down words she knows like “HOP” or “FLOAT” to convey a wonderful imaginative book complete with illustrations to get her point across. What a hit and what a fun way for a child to learn to write! The writing theme in the book makes it a MUST read for classroom libraries, parents looking for reading and writing activities to do at home, or anyone who loved Tad Hill’s Rocket Writes a Story or Kate Banks and Boris Kulikov’s Max’s Words. This book is written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, the beloved author of the bestselling Biscuit books and goes perfectly with Sarah Massini’s fun illustrations. You don’t have to be behind a school desk to write a story—all you need is the world around you and a big imagination. Awesome!
List Price: $ 17.99