Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop

Red Knit Cap Girl

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 cu...

Details Red Knit Cap Girl

TitleRed Knit Cap Girl
Release DateJun 5th, 2012
PublisherLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Animals, Environment, Nature, Fiction, Storytime, Fantasy, Kids, Space

Reviews Red Knit Cap Girl

  • Mir
    I'm not sure why this title was chosen or even why her cap is important: the book is about friendship and animals and wanting to talk to the moon. Her cap doesn't seem important.But anyway, a nice book. I like the art, especially the use of planking as a background with the grain showing through the delicate color washes.
  • Laura
    The look of Red Knit Cap Girl lured me in from across the room. An original, delicate, adorable style that introduces readers to a girl and her cute-as-a-button bunny sidekick as they try to find a way to meet the moon. With a little help from her friends perhaps red knit cap girl can reach her dream.Very cute tale filled with creativity, but something felt off about the ending to me. (view spoiler)[ I wasn’t too crazy about the moon’s greeti...
  • Shiloah
    Love the illustrations!
  • Kathryn
    5 STARS illustrations3 STARS storyIn this odd, but somewhat charming, story, little Red Knit Cap Girl (is she a little girl, or perhaps some sort of wood sprite or elf?) wants to talk to the moon. Her forest friends help her in her quest to attract the moon's attention, but things don't go quite as planned.I really love the illustrations! Red Knit Cap Girl is so adorable (she reminds me so much of these little fairy dolls I used to see growing up...
  • Jim Erekson
    Charming illustrations on plywood, with color and composition the strong features throughout the whole book. (My own children love this spare style, harking to both Japanese and Scandinavian illustration). Consistent choices in design (typeface and composition) by Saho Fujii and Neil Swaab. I tried to find the Aram Caps title font online, but it's only in the pay sets. Points for the professionals using the toolkit! Hmmm. The wise old owl as a de...
  • Dolly
    Gorgeous illustrations are the highlight of this strange and unfortunately forgettable story. The narrative just seems to lack any pizazz and the little girl is not overly distinctive or memorable. Did I mention that the illustrations were great? I was a bit disappointed by this story because I expected to really like it. We enjoyed reading this book together, but it just wasn't a great read in our opinion. This story was selected as one of the b...
  • Donalyn
    I want to be Red Knit Cap Girl and live in an enchanted forest with my animal friends. Stunning illustrations and a sweet, simple story.
  • Aneesa
    The name of the title character really rubs me the wrong way.
  • Jennifer
    Cute. Nice illustrations.
  • Laura
    Sweet illustrations but I felt as though the plot and resolution were weak. 4 stars for illustrations2 stars for text
  • Jillian Heise
    Review originally posted on Heise Reads & RecommendsRED KNIT CAP GIRL is a charming picture book with a quiet story and beautiful artwork of the forest and animals and sunset and night sky. Red Knit Cap Girl is a great example of a curious little girl who is determined to do what she can to find out what she wants to know - and what she wants to know, is how to reach the moon in order to talk to her. When she can't figure it out on her own, she t...
  • Jennifer Bacall
    Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop came out this week and has grade A illustrations. Its about an adorable girl in a red hat and coat dreams of touching the moon. She attempts to reach it by herself and then asks her forest friends for help. She learns that if she turns off her light and quiets her world, she'll be able to see and hear the moon. It is a quiet and soft book with each character influencing the soft action. I attempted reading the boo...
  • Melissa
    The illustrations a little static, but sweet. It's the story itself that is inconsistent enough to bother me a bit. For instance, the little girl "reaches" the moon in the end by blowing out the lanterns and being quiet. But the lanterns weren't there in the beginning, when she is lying on the ground and being quiet. So why is the moon all of a sudden "closer" after they've created the lanterns and blown them out? And the final pages show them al...
  • Amy
    Red Knit Cap Girl loves nature. She wants to talk to the moon, so she and her forest friends create a quiet nighttime celebration to draw the moon out. The author/illustrator was inspired by Earth Hour, when people turn off their lights for an hour. Great story time accompaniment to Kitten's First Full Moon or any of the moon books by Frank Asch.
  • The Styling Librarian
    Peaceful forest book with Red Knit Cap Girl that is beautiful with the main character (Red Knit Cap Girl name repeated throughout the book and I stumbled over it each time, not sure why) wanting to talk with the moon... Special peaceful book. Perfect book for showing how curiosity can be explored in many ways.
  • Jenny
    Red Knit Cap Girl wants to speak with the moon. The owl tells her she will figure out a way. She gets her forest animal friends to help her.The illustrations are nicely done and I liked the story. It did feel a little cumbersome to me to read her name "Red Knit Cap Girl" over and over... but I liked the message and my children also enjoyed the story.
  • Elisabeth
    Starts with the line "In the forest, there is time to wonder about everything" and continues on a peaceful, thoughtful, beautiful path. I liked learning that the author was inspired by "Earth Hour", an event that encourages people to turn off the lights for an hour.
  • Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
    I found the art to be more interesting than the story. The starry sky endpapers were probably my favorite part, but the titular character's rabbit friend was a nice allusion to the moon rabbit.
  • Danielle
    This is my kind of book in that the whole world seems to slow down when reading it. Its pleasures are in its simplicity, slowness, quirkiness, and the way the plywood backdrop for the illustrations is used for spotlight and texture.
  • Jana
    This lovely picture book tells the story of a little girl and her animal friends who are on a mission to talk to the moon. But the moon is so very far away, it seems to be completely out of reach. Through the course of the story, which is wonderfully illustrated on plywood, the girl and her friends learn an important lesson about looking and listening. According to the book jacket, the author was “inspired to create this story after participati...
  • Brooklyn Cribdon (The Wild Library)
    I love it when the Moon appears as a wise character in children's books! Red Knit Cap Girl wonders about how to reach the Moon, and recruits some forest friends to help her get Moon's attention. This is the cutest, sweetest story about friends helping friends, and then realizing that sometimes the greatest ideas (a celebration with lights & noise) aren't always what is needed (darkness and quiet for the moon to be seen and heard).
  • Tatiana
    I really enjoyed the illustrations for this book, which were acrylics and ink on plywood. You can see the wood texture on the pages, so it's very cool and effective for the woodland/forest setting. The story itself did not resonate with me. The Red Knit Cap Girl (reminiscent of Little Red Riding Hood) wants to meet the moon and discovers the best way to do that is to shut off all lights and sound. I was unmoved by the end, but again, lovely artwo...
  • Nadine Jones
    An adorable and magical little tale about a quiet little girl who learns how to be quiet enough to talk to the moon. I suspect this is the kind of book that appeals more to adults than to small children. (Much like Kittens First Full Moon, which I reeked and tried to get my kids to love, but they just didn't.)The artwork is special, she uses acrylics in a watercolor style, the backgrounds are thin washes of color on plywood so that the wood grain...
  • R
    Cute illustrations and story.
  • Miss Sarah
    A young girl in a red knit cap and her bunny explore the woods and make new friends. Preschool and up for length.
  • Anne
    Read it. I adored the illustrations. Bright. Simple. Gorgeous. From the girl to the lanterns to the bunny to the background. The illustrations were better than the story.
  • Hannah
    It was weird. So weird.
  • Erin
    A very simple but lovely story and the illustrations are perfect.
  • The Campbell Family
    Not particularly memorable, but cute illustrations.
  • Ms Threlkeld
    Sweet story with beautiful illustrations. Good connections to Kitten’s First Full Moon.