Chirri & Chirra Under the Sea
This is the happy, lovely world of Chirri and Chirra, where they stumble upon the most wonderful surprises under the sea.
Chirri and Chirra are pedaling along when they find a cave. At the end of the cave, they see a light. Oh! They are under the sea! They pedal through a maze of coral and pass through an opening in the seaweed, into a scene of seashells of all colors and shapes. Naturally, they come upon sea treats, such as parfait à la conch and marine soda jelly topped with pearl cream. They even experience the famed “South Sea Musical” performed by multitudes of beautiful fish.
- Love the size of this! 9.25" (W) x 6.5" (H)
- Hardcover, 36 pages
- Ages 4-8
“Doi’s artwork mesmerizes. The colors are rich and vibrant—the blue provides a particularly effective contrast to the corals, for example—but there’s also a softness to the pencil drawings that captures the dreaminess of secret worlds and childhood discoveries. There is delight in even the tiniest of details: fish hold open the curtains at the theatre, a seahorse is dressed with a top hat and scarf, a dessert jelly is topped with pearls. The books are also sized for a child’s hands. Long but not tall, they feel proportionate for small hands and ready for close examination… If the aim is to help children see the beauty and the mystery in the natural world, Doi has more than succeeded.” —Melanie Ho, Asian Review of Books