Chirri & Chirra, Underground (Chirri & Chirra #4)

by Kaya Doi (Author)

Chirri & Chirra, Underground (Chirri & Chirra #4)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Chirri & Chirra

Behind a hole in their basement wall, Chirri and Chirra discover a network of tunnels. Join them as they visit moles, discover caves full of glowing flowers, poke at the roots of growing plants, traverse a subterranean lake, and spend the night with a family of badgers!

The fourth book in the Japanese Chirri & Chirra series, this underground adventure is sure to charm and delight.

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Review quotes

"In this Japanese import, the winsome, bike-riding twins from Chirri & Chirra in the Tall Grass (2017) are back for another gently surreal adventure... The twins are identical, with black pageboys, dot eyes, pudgy, rosy cheeks, and Mona Lisa smiles; their delight in the wonders they encounter is pure, unquestioning, and totally infectious. Another charmer." —Kirkus Reviews

"This Japanese import is sweetly magical and perfectly in tune with children's acceptance of the fantastic. Smudgy colored-pencil illustrations are aglow with light and color, whimsically whisking readers along with the rosy-cheeked twins." —Booklist

"Another delightful adventure with the adorable twins Chirri and Chirra. ... The gorgeous, fresh colored pencil drawings portray a world of harmony between the girls and the animals. The animals have a fairy-like quality that is very appealing." —Stephanie Tournas, Youth Services Book Review

"A soft, sherbet-hued realm of kindly animals, cozy dens and delicious edible treats awaits in "Chirri & Chirra, Underground" ...Like the other Chirri and Chirra books, this one will earn rapturous scrutiny from readers ages 3-8." —Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal

"unique and highly recommended..." —The Midwest Book Review

Kaya Doi
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kaya Doi graduated with a degree in design from Tokyo Zokei University. She got her start in picture books by attending the Atosaki Juku Workshop, held at a Tokyo bookshop specializing in children's books. Since then she has created many picture books featuring her delicate color-pencil drawings. She lives in Chiba Prefecture and maintains a strong interest in environmental and animal welfare issues. Since the earthquake of 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.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Enchanted Lion Books
Publication date
July 02, 2019
Chirri & Chirra
BISAC categories
JUV029000 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | General
JUV051000 - Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
JUV037000 - Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
JUV002000 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | General
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Bicycles and bicycling

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