Monday, June 11, 2012

Welcome in Spring with a Good Book -- Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop (Review)

Publish Date: 6/5/2012
US/Can Price: $15.99/$17.50
ISBN: 9780316129466
Pages: 40
Size: 9" x 9"
Buy now at Amazon for only $11.93.


Red Knit Cap Girl is a little girl with a big dream -- to meet the Moon.

Red Knit Cap Girl lives with her animal friends in an enchanted forest. There is so much to see and do, but more than anything Red Knit Cap Girl wishes she could talk to the Moon. Join Red Knit Cap Girl and her forest friends on a journey of curiosity, imagination, and joy as they search for a way to meet the Moon.

Gorgeously illustrated on wood grain, Red Knit Cap Girl's curiosity, imagination, and joy will captivate the hearts of readers young and old as her journey offers a gentle reminder to appreciate the beauty of the natural world around us.
My Thoughts:

I am so happy to have the opportunity to read and own Naoko Stoop's first children's book.  Savannah loved this most because her favorite word right now is moon, and every time we flipped the page and saw the moon, she was excited to be able to point it and out and say the word, "Moon."  In regards to the storyline, Naoko did a great job in helping to teach children that bedtime means time for winding down for the night and being quiet.  And, when you are quiet, you can hear the world around you, including the the moon and nature.  Red Knit Cap girl really wants to hear the Moon and goes as far as to through Moon a party, with the help of her friends in the forest.  It is not until they blow out the lanterns, and they are still and quiet, that she is able to talk to the Moon.

As for the illustrations in this book, also done by Naoko, they are beautifully done, and not what you would expect in a children's book.  But, Savannah loved the blending of colors to form beautiful forest scenes.  My favorite illustration was the bright Moon near the end of the book.  Simply stunning!

This bedtime book will definitely become a classic, as it has already become a favorite in our house for bedtime. I can't wait to see what others titles will come from this up and coming children's author.  She will be kept on my radar when looking for books to share with my daughters.

About the Author:

Naoko Stoop's love of drawing began when she was a young child growing up in Japan. Naoko now lives and paints in Brooklyn, New York, where she uses found materials such as plywood and brown paper bags as her canvas. She has shown her work in a variety of galleries and stores in New York. Red Knit Cap Girl is her first picture book.

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.


  1. Okay, I'm excited about this. I'm going to be flying back to Colorado for a couple of weeks and was looking for a present to bring one of my nieces. This is perfect. Thank you!

  2. I visited her blog
    and ohgoodgolly she is so talented!
    Thanks for the review!