Chirri & Chirra, the Rainy Day (Chirri & Chirra #7)

by Kaya Doi (Author)

Chirri & Chirra, the Rainy Day (Chirri & Chirra #7)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Chirri & Chirra

As is each of their adventures, this one is completely magical and full of wonder. It is also set in a world where, as if by magic (though perhaps it's the force of the creative imagination?), they always find what they need. Pedaling along, they discover a shop. What luck! The sign says it's only open on rainy days. How perfect. Chirri & Chirra order tea. Each is served tea with a bowl of sweet ice rocks. It's a shop for watching the rain while drinking tea! Later, when they feel as if they're floating, they discover that the rain is falling up, from below.

They are sailing along on nothing less than upside down rain. And what do they discover in the upside-down rain? A happy scene, of course. Because their world is one of harmony, peace, lightness, and discovery. It is a vision of what life on earth--if we gave love and respect to all humans, animals, and the natural world--might be.

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They cycle ever to the right across the spreads, which take advantage of the book’s unusual trim size to open to a 6.5-inch-tall by 18-inch-wide panorama that’s somehow both cozy and expansive. Another delightful outing in this winsome Japanese series. 

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.
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Enchanted Lion Books
Publication date
May 20, 2021
Chirri & Chirra
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV051000 - Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
JUV039090 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | New Experience
JUV002070 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dogs
JUV037000 - Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
JUV013070 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | Siblings
JUV045000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Chapter Books
JUV017010 - Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Christmas & Advent
JUV074000 - Juvenile Fiction | Diversity & Multicultural
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