Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop

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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.

About Naoko Stoop

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Raised in Tokyo, Japan, and a resident of Brooklyn, New York, Naoko Stoop is a self-taught artist who paints on wood or other found materials. All Creatures Great and Small is the first board book Naoko has illustrated; she is now at work on a companion board book for Sterling, Noah's Ark, which will be released in Spring 2013. Naoko's first picture book, Red Knit Cap Girl, which she both wrote and illustrated, will be released by Little, Brown in June 2012. Naoko Stoop exhibits her art in several galleries, and sells her prints in her Etsy shop ( You can read Naoko's blog (; check out her collection online (; and follow her on Twitter (!/naokosstoop).
Published June 5, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Red Knit Cap Girl wants to talk to the moon, even throwing a party for her, but only when the lights go out and quiet falls does it appear.The big-booted, mushroom-headed girl's bulbous silhouette, mute, mouth-less face and dotted eyes feel familiar, even though her proportions look downright str...

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She longs to talk to the Moon, and Mr. Owl (whose golden, glowing eyes burning in his dark lair give the story its only tense moment) offers sage advice: “The Moon is too far to reach, but if you want, she will bend down to listen to you.” Red Knit Cap Girl enlists the help of a bear, a squir...

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City Book Review

The owl came down and said, “The moon is there, but you can’t see her.” All of a sudden, the wind blew out a lantern and Red Knit Cap Girl said, “Aha!” She blew out all the lanterns and then the moon came out at last.

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Living in an enchanted forest with her animal friends and beautiful flowers and butterflies keeps Red Knit Cap Girl very busy.

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