On Saturday March 28, 2015, we will have an opportunity to talk to the moon.
From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. people everywhere are encouraged to turn off their lights in recognition of Earth Hour. For those of us who live in the city, there are too many lights to fully appreciate the night sky. Earth Hour is a chance to do just that–to really see and appreciate the night.
After participating in Earth Hour while living in New York City, artist Naoko Stoop turned her experience into a beautiful, fable-like picture book. Red Knit Cap Girl caught my attention with the lovely illustrations, but the opening line was what really stuck with me: “In the forest, there is time to wonder about everything.” In this book, Red Knit Cap Girl wonders about the moon. How would you talk to the moon? Would you throw it a party?
It is a simple story with curiosity at its core. It is a favorite of mine, and I hope you will give it a chance. Perhaps you will even find yourself talking to the moon on a dark night this weekend.
More about Red Knit Cap Girl & Earth Hour:
- Read 7 Imp‘s post introducing the book when it was released: Meet Red Knit Cap Girl
- Check out the Earth Hour posters Naoko Stoop has created: 2010 and 2013
- Buy prints from the Red Knit Cap Girl series in Naoko Stoop’s Etsy Shop
- Watch the official Earth Hour 2015 video to learn more about climate change