My BookPage Q&A with Naoko Stoop

h1 July 27th, 2020 by jules

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On shelves this month is the final book from author-illustrator Yumi Heo, who passed away in 2016. It’s called Sun and Moon Have a Tea Party (Schwartz & Wade Books), and it was illustrated by Naoko Stoop.

Over at BookPage is my review, as well as a Q&A I did with Naoko about this book, what it was like to illustrate Yumi’s final story, what she’s currently working on, and more. The review of this altogether charming book is here, and the Q&A is here.

Below are a couple of spreads from the book. Enjoy!


“‘How can birds snuggle down,’ said Sun, ‘when they are flying over everything but us—above streams like mirrors and wildflowers that bow hello in the wind?'”
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“‘Rivers can only reflect my face,’ said Moon.”
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SUN AND MOON HAVE A TEA PARTY. Text copyright © 2020 by Yumi Heo. Jacket art and interior illustrations copyright © 2020 by Naoko Stoop. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, New York.

One comment to “My BookPage Q&A with Naoko Stoop”

  1. Love that cover – They look so happy and chatty!

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