This new adventure with Red Knit Cap Girl and her friends uses simple prose and radiant illustrations to shine a light on the joy of reading and the importance of working together. One day Red Knit Cap Girl and her friends discover a hollow tree in the middle of the forest. What can be done with one ordinary tree? “I will keep my book in this nook so everyone can read it,” Red Knit Cap Girl says. But the tree isn’t only for books. Little by little, one by one, the animals share their unique gifts and turn the ordinary tree into a special spot for everyone to enjoy!
For avid readers especially, this story about building a little community library is charming, with everyone bringing a little something of themselves to share. The illustrations are lovely and feel calm and soothing.
The story is cute and I love that they create a book nook and turn it into a library, with the over-arching message of sharing and the joy of reading! I like the different feel of the illustrations, too, but I do struggle to say “Red Knit Cap Girl” as often as it’s written in the book, and get a little tired of saying it after reading it once
Naoko Stoop’s love of drawing began when she was a young child growing up in Japan. Naoko now lives and creates in Brooklyn, New York. She uses found materials including plywood and brown paper bags as her canvas. She has shown her work in a variety of galleries and stores throughout the world, hopes that, through her artwork, she can inspire the child within everyone. Her debut picture book “Red Knit Cap Girl” was named one of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book 2012.