This book is beautifully illustrated and has a very different story than most of the picture books I’ve read. This is the story of a little girl who wants to get close enough to the moon to talk with her. She consults an owl about how to get close enough and the owl advises her on what she should do. She follows through and the moon comes to visit her.
This book has a wonderfully magical feel to it and is rather calming. It was wonderful to hear my son shout, “There she is! There’s the moon!”
The characters are all good and very well-behaved, there is no conflict between the characters, and the ending is sweet. Be prepared to enunciate the words,”Red Knit Cap Girl” as the phrase is repeated in the book 15 times (yes, I counted). “Red Knit Cap Girl” doesn’t trip off the tongue as easily as I would have liked, but no matter. It is a lovely children’s picture book that appeals to me as well as my son. I am looking forward to more books by Naoko Stoop. I am so glad that she wrote this book.
You can check out Naoko Stoop’s Blog and website here: http://www.redknitcapgirl.com/page/knitcap_gallery.php It is definitely worth reading.
Where Obtained: Library.
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I adore this book and Naoko Stoop. I actually found her shop on Etsy a couple years ago and asked her if she was working in children’s books. Turns out she was working on this very book! It’s a treasure.
I love her shop on Etsy! I ordered one of her prints and received it on Saturday. Here’s which one it is: https://www.etsy.com/transaction/97602491
She also threw in a beautiful card that I’ll get framed, too. I’m amazed with her.
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