We absolutely adored the first in this series of Chirri & Chirra, so when we saw the next book was due out we couldn’t wait to share ‘Chirri & Chirra – The Snowy Day‘.
This is set to be another Japanese import that’s bound to capture the hearts of households everywhere.
Doi’s narrative oozes a certain warmth and magical edge which translator, Yuki Kaneko has captured to perfection.
In this eponymous tale, our winsome protagonists set out on a bike ride to explore their magical surroundings as the snow falls.
They stumble across an icy world where they meet a wealth of animals, doing all kinds of things from playing board games and reading, to ice-skating and knitting.
As with the first tale, Doi provides an uber sensory experience and an over-arching warmth to her picture books, which makes these a must-have for shelves everywhere.