Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree by Naoko Stoop
This is the third adventure for Red Knit Cap Girl who lives in an enchanted forest with White Bunny and other animal friends. One hot day Red Knit Cap Girl is reading under a shady tree when squirrel insists she that follow him to see something exciting. Squirrel has found a tree with an enormous hollow in it.
That’s what I wanted to show you all,” Squirrel says. “it’s called a nook.”
“What is it for? says Bear.
After listening to the rustling leaves for a moment Red Knit Cap Girl has an idea. She puts her book inside the nook where it will stay safe and dry. Then one by one, in a chain of events reminiscent of Stone Soup, the little circle of friends creates a special place for all to enjoy – a library! This is a delightful tale of friendship and sharing.
Stoop’s beautiful illustrations are worked in acrylic, ink and pencil on plywood. The simple lines of her characters perfectly convey curiosity, delight and friendship.