Red Knit Cap Girl and her friends rescue a baby polar bear and help him get back home. In a paper boat, they sail through storms to the North Pole! Beautifully illustrated with paintings on wood, this is a story of friendship and adventure! — Leah Moore
'I hope it's not too far away,' says Red Knit Cap Girl. 'Follow the light of the Moon,' calls Owl. In this heartwarming follow-up to Naoko Stoop's debut Red Knit Cap Girl, Red Knit Cap Girl meets a lost Polar Bear Cub. Determined to help him find his way home, to an Arctic land of ice and snow, Red Knit Cap Girl, White Bunny, and Polar Bear Cub set off on an unforgettable voyage. Gorgeously illustrated on wood grain, Red Knit Cap Girl's curiosity, imagination, and joy will captivate the hearts of readers young and old. Simple prose and luminous pictures will remind readers that even small actions - such as recycling - can help to solve big world problems, in this inspiring story that celebrates friendship, bravery, and the importance of home.
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. She uses found materials including plywood and brown paper bags as her canvas. Naoko has shown her work in a variety of galleries and stores in New York and hopes that, through her artwork, she can inspire the child within everyone. Her website is www.redknitcapgirl.com.
"Once again, what shines here, quite literally, is Stoop's artwork, rendered in a glorious palette of greens and blues, oranges and yellows...Share this at story times about friendship but also as an introduction to the importance of animals living in their natural habitats."
Praise for Red Knit Cap Girl:
* "Gorgeously illustrated."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Dreamy, saturated illustrations . . . create a roomy wonderland that welcomes any child's curiosity and sense of adventure."
—The New York Times Book Review
"An apt choice for bedtime reading, this story affirms the necessity of turning off the light and noise of our busy world to truly recognize the everyday marvels around us."