'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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite Red Knit Cap Girl To The Rescue by Naoko Stoop is a precious book from cover to cover! Intended for early elementary children, it begins by introducing children to Red Knit Cap Girl and her friend White Bunny. All animals are called by their categorical names (Bear Owl and so forth). It is a simplicity which then allows children to remember the animal rather than the name and the story then flows freely. Red Knit Cap Girl looks through her paper telescope and sees something on the water. A lost Polar Bear Cub is spotted sitting on a small ice floe. White Bunny and Red Knit Cap Girl immediately see the need to take action and they devise a means to reach the bear. Bringing Polar Bear Cub back to their forest, the little animal is adopted by the forest occupants. The animals all see the need to reunite Polar Bear Cub with his family but they are stumped as to how. They ask for help from nature and the Moon responds. They prepare to follow the directions of the Moon in order to return Polar Bear Cub to his family. The way the creatures use what is available to them teaches resourcefulness to young listeners who might even offer suggestions as the story proceeds. There are many emotions included in Red Knit Cap Girl. Author Stoop suggests concepts of fear, helpfulness, ingenuity, inquisitiveness, and joy in relating how the child and the forest animals can use available resources and common reasoning in order to solve problems. Stoop has beautifully illustrated her story such that younger children will sit enthralled to the end. There is a general message of cooperation and hope that small acts of kindness may lead to the coming together of nations in order that issues may indeed be resolved in a nonthreatening manner. This is a beautiful book!