Red Knit Cap Girl: 06/15/16
Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop is the story of a young girl who wants to meet the moon. She takes the advice of the animals of the forest but nothing seems to work. It's only when she accepts the futility of her dream that she actually succeeds.
The illustrations are gorgeous. Here's a book that would have benefited from being wordless. The accompanying text just isn't as magical.
Sure it's a valuable message to children — that they can't always get what they want. And that what they do get might be better than what they think they want, but all of that is more effectively portrayed in the drawings.