Behind a hole in their basement wall, Chirri and Chirra discover a network of tunnels. Join them as they visit moles, discover caves full of glowing flowers, poke at the roots of growing plants, traverse a subterranean lake, and spend the night with a family of badgers! The fourth book in the Japanese Chirri & Chirra series, this underground adventure is sure to charm and delight.
"In this Japanese import, the winsome, bike-riding twins from Chirri & Chirra in the Tall Grass (2017) are back for another gently surreal adventure... The twins are identical, with black pageboys, dot eyes, pudgy, rosy cheeks, and Mona Lisa smiles; their delight in the wonders they encounter is pure, unquestioning, and totally infectious. Another charmer." —Kirkus Reviews
"This Japanese import is sweetly magical and perfectly in tune with children’s acceptance of the fantastic.
Smudgy colored-pencil illustrations are aglow with light and color, whimsically whisking readers along
with the rosy-cheeked twins." —Booklist
★ "Another delightful adventure with the adorable twins Chirri and Chirra. ... The gorgeous, fresh colored pencil drawings portray a world of harmony between the girls and the animals. The animals have a fairy-like quality that is very appealing." —Stephanie Tournas, Youth Services Book Review
”A soft, sherbet-hued realm of kindly animals, cozy dens and delicious edible treats awaits in “Chirri & Chirra, Underground” …Like the other Chirri and Chirra books, this one will earn rapturous scrutiny from readers ages 3-8.” —Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal
"unique and highly recommended..." —The Midwest Book Review
"The soft-edged illustrations in colored pencils, pastels, and crayons are filled with details that will have readers wanting to pause and take a closer look." —School Library Journal, Lucia Acosta, Children’s Literature Specialist, Princeton, NJ
"Chirri & Chirra is an utterly charming series of children’s picture books...low on the angst scale and high on the charm meter. Doi is known for her softly styled drawings on rich creamy paper. She creates the illustrations in these books with colored pencils, pastels, and crayons, crafting them to give an old-world feel, a time of innocence and simplicity. The exquisite art radiates joy and has a dreamy quality to it that reflects how children imagine their ideal world to be. These delightful books are a welcome escape for young children from their anxieties." —International Examiner