Chirri & Chirra, the Snowy Day

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$15.95  $14.83
Enchanted Lion Books
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9.5 X 6.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Born in Tokyo, Kaya Doi graduated with a degree in design from Tokyo Zokei University. She got her start with picture books by attending the Atosaki Juku workshop, a Tokyo bookshop specializing in picture books. Since then she has produced numerous picture books featuring her softly styled, color-pencil drawings

She now lives in Chiba Prefecture and maintains a strong interest in environmental and animal welfare issues. Since the earthquake of March 2011 she has been active in recovery and shelter efforts for abandoned pets.

Yuki Kaneko was born and educated in Japan. She is a sculptor, a translator, an urban naturalist, and a botanist. She works on New York City's High Line and lives in Brooklyn with her family.


"Everything about this new book communicates cozy, snuggly, soft and warm. It's a delight."--Kirkus Reviews
★"Kaya Doi is on to something with her fantastical-nonsensical Chirri and Chirra books. While spa treatments and allaying stress may seem like grown-up interests, modern-day kids are living in an adult-made world of media supersaturation and technological pyrotechnics; the Chirri and Chirra books allow young readers to escape into an adult- and complication-free dreamscape of animals, sweets and unimpeded fun."-- STARRED REVIEW, Nell Beram, Shelf Awareness
"Turning the pages of the Chirri & Chirra books, imports from Japan, feels like falling into a tiny, exquisite dream. This latest one has a wintertime theme and a mochi-colored palette. The adorableness is off the charts as the rosy-cheeked twins head out on their bikes and find the usual talking animals, sweet treats and other early childhood wish-fulfillment items (marbles, hand-held lanterns, a shelf of colorful books). This outing, on the first day of snowfall, takes them to an ice structure teeming with fun, then on to a cozy igloo for the night."-- The New York Times
"While riding their bicycles (Dring-dring, dring-dring!), Chirri and Chirra find a door made of ice. Behind it, they discover cheerful forest creatures sipping hot drinks, reading aloud and playing marbles with "the frozen buds of many kinds of flowers." When the girls and animals go to bathe in a hot spring, they bring the frozen marbles with them. "The ice on the buds melts and the flowers bloom," perfuming the warm water. Afterward, everyone eats cloud-like "rainbow-colored steamed buns from the hot spring, sprinkled with sugar." These exquisite touches give the book a magical feeling, as if it were a dream of childhood." --Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal
"With a cast of affable woodland creatures, tasty treats, and a soak in the hot springs, you can't help feeling warmed by this charming book that pairs beautifully with the other two titles in this series." --Miranda Rosbach, My Bookbloom