Chirri & Chirra on the Town

Enchanted Lion. Dec. 2019. 40p. Tr $16.95. ISBN 9781592702787.
PreS-Gr 1–Doi brings back the bobbed-hair twins introduced in Chirri & Chirra, The Snowy Day and other titles. Here, the pair ride their bikes to purchase yarn, and travel to a weaver who quickly creates decorative scarves for them as they sip hot drinks. Leaving, they hear “Chiri-Chirira” and think someone’s calling them. The girls bike again, but stop at a “beautiful house” where a granny invites them in for snacks. They hear the call again, and follow the sound to discover a bluebird couple celebrating their trio of newborns with a bevy of colorful birds.
VERDICT This cozy tale is as soothing as the soft crayon-and-pastel illustrations. Best shared one-on-one to pore over the delicately detailed images.

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