Chirri & Chirra, the Snowy Day (Chirri & Chirra #3)

by Kaya Doi (Author)

Chirri & Chirra, the Snowy Day (Chirri & Chirra #3)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Chirri & Chirra

Book three in the charming Chirri & Chirra series, here we have foxes, bears, birds, goats, and cats all taking shelter together in an icy cavern, enjoying everything from freshly-baked delights to long soaks in hot springs.

Over the course of their adventures, Chirri and Chirra even become guests to a family of bears, spending the night in their igloo and dreaming of the northern lights. A winter wonderland worth remembering for its soft radiance and abundant joy!

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School Library Journal

Two rosy-cheeked girls take off on a bicycle adventure through a magical winter world. On a cold afternoon, just as the first snow of the season has begun to fall, Chirri and Chirra bundle up and set off on a bicycle ride through the forest. There they are welcomed into an icy hall where they meet animals of all sorts; some playing games, others reading or skating. After they join in a game of marbles, soak in a hot spring, and devour some warm steamed buns, the girls are invited in to share a bear family's igloo for the night. There they fall asleep under the stars, completely cozy and certain they'll have wonderful dreams that night. This book is the third book about the cherubic sisters to reach the United States. The soft-hued and delicate colored-pencil illustrations place Chirri and Chirra in the middle of a wondrous and beautiful natural setting filled with cute and playful animals. The straightforward text helps explain a few elements, such as the hot spring and steamed buns, and the "dring-dring!" of their bicycle bells is an excellent and playful sound effect. VERDICT A cozy, wonderful, seasonal title that is sure to be please readers with its whimsical perfection. Recommended for general purchase in all libraries.—Laken Hottle, Providence Community Library

Copyright 2017 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

"Everything about this new book communicates cozy, snuggly, soft and warm. It's a delight."—Kirkus Reviews

"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
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.

David Boyd is assistant professor of Japanese at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His translations have appeared in Monkey Business International, Granta, and Words Without Borders, among other publications.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Enchanted Lion Books
Publication date
November 07, 2017
Chirri & Chirra
BISAC categories
JUV051000 - Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
JUV002000 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | General
JUV030020 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | Asia
JUV029020 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | Weather
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Adventure and adventurers
Adventure stories
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