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Chirri & Chirra (Hardcover) (Kaya Doi)
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The first book in a completely charming series by a well-known Japanese author and illustrator,Chirri & Chirra introduces two girl characters who go on wonderful, imaginative adventures together through the natural world. Vibrant, lively, and astonishingly sweet in a pure, unsentimental way, these pages present us with lively relatable children, small animals with personality, food and more food, atmospheres and many mysteries.
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 picture books. Since then she has produced numerous picture books featuring her softly styled, color-pencil drawings. She now 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.