Chirchir Is Singing

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Chirchir Is Singing

By Kelly Cunnane; Jude Daly (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375861987, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 23, 2011


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.

Praise For Chirchir Is Singing

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, June 13, 2011:
"Images of security, dependability, and plenty offer a fresh picture of African life."