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Chirri & Chirra On the Town by Kaya Doi Translated by David Boyd

The gentle adventures of Chirri and Chirra.

A peaceful town of greens and blues.

And the browns of the trees, and reds of doors and roofs.

The birds are singing. Chirri and Chirra go on a bicycle ride. What will they see?

Dring-dring, dring-dring.

They arrive at a small yarn shop. Yarns and threads in every color.

Chirri and Chirra choose their favorite colors.

Dring-dring, dring-dring.

Through the woods.

Dring-dring, dring-dring.

They reach a weaver who weaves them scarves with their yarn.


Is someone calling their name? They follow the sound

through a house,

through the garden,

through the arbor…

Who is calling? The reader will enjoy solving that mystery!

Detailed illustrations introduce the reader to a loom, something so rare in our world.

The pictures entice the young reader into asking questions that lead to interesting conversations.

This is a beautiful book for the youngest reader.

Title: Chirri & Chirra On the Town

Author: Kaya Doi

Illustrator: Kaya Doi

Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books

Hardback: pages

ISBN: 978-1-59270-278-1