* "Stoop's first picture book...[is] a successful ensemble piece, gorgeously illustrated, in which each character has a part to play." (Publishers Weekly, starred 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." (School Library Journal
"A gentle Zen-like parable, with visual and narrative intrigue." (Kirkus Reviews
"Soothingly familiar....The text is simple and thoughtful, almost meditative, but it's the charming artwork that runs away with the show." (Booklist
"Stoop's dreamy, saturated illustrations, painted on plywood, create a roomy wonderland that welcomes any child's curiosity and sense of adventure." (The New York Times Book Review
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, where she uses found materials such as plywood and brown paper bags as her canvas. She has shown her work in a variety of galleries and stores in New York. Red Knit Cap Girl
is her first picture book.