Chirchir Is Singing
Chirchir just wants to make herself useful like all her other family members. But she drops Mama's water bucket, spills Kogo's tea, and sends Baba's potatoes tumbling down the hill. Isn't there something that Chirchir does best? Set in the rolling hills of rural Kenya, this is a wise and lyrical story about belonging from Kelly Cunnane, the author of the Ezra Jack Keats Award winner For You Are a Kenyan Child, accompanied by Jude Daly's beautiful folk art-style illustrations.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Self-discovery is the message that Cunnane wants her readers to take from this book. I like this book because Chirchir discovered what she was good at but, the text was hard to understand. The book did have a glossary in the back of the book for readers to refer when stuck on a word. However, it was hard for me to understand the text without running into difficulties. I commend the author for italicizing the portion in the text when Chirchir is singing. It helped organize my reading. The pictures were not the best in my opinion. I did; however, noticed the zoomed out focus of the pictures. It was almost as if I were in a plane looking down on Chirchir family's land. I kind of like that perspective of art for this book. Overall, I like the book and its message.
Review: Chirchir Is SingingUser Review - Goodreads
Chirchir loves to sing and finds that if she is not good at anything else that she is a great singer. I loved the illustrations and the incorporation of Swahili words. To me, the illustrations and the ...