Gacha Gacha Don Don

Today I would like to share with you one of my favorite books, “Gacha Gacha Don Don”, a delightful expression of the world of sound. This unique picture book is a wonderful way for children to experience invisible sounds in color and shape, and to nurture their imagination.

¥990 (2024/04/18 23:53時点 | Amazon調べ)

Basic Information

  • Title: Gacha Gacha Don Don
  • Author: Sadamasa Motonaga
  • Illustrator: Sadamasa Motonaga
  • Year of Publication: 1990
  • Publisher: Fukuinkan Shoten
  • Age range: from 2 years old


This picture book uses pictures to represent various sounds. For example, if you hear “gacha gacha” or “don don”, try to imagine what kind of picture it would be. By expressing invisible sounds with colors and shapes, you can have a mysterious experience as if you could hear the sounds.


The features of “Gacha Gacha Don Don” are its simple but vivid colors and pictures that intuitively make you feel the sound. Children can naturally enjoy the rhythm of the sound by perceiving the highs and lows of the sound and the strength and weakness of the sound by the size of the colors and shapes.

Discover and Learn

This picture book is not only entertaining, but also educational. Children can deepen their understanding of the abstract concept of sound by connecting it with concrete visuals. Furthermore, it encourages the integration of various senses and supports children’s overall sensory development. It is also ideal for fostering imagination and creativity.

Recommended Readers

This picture book is especially suitable for children from the age of two, when they begin to understand language. It provides a new visual experience at a time when children are developing sensitivity to colors, shapes, and sounds for the first time. It is also suitable for parents and teachers to use as a communication tool with children, helping them to enjoy and learn together.


“Gacha Gacha Don Don” is a unique picture book that expresses the magic of sound through pictures. Every time you read it, you will discover something new and have a great time imagining various sounds. Please pick it up and enjoy the adventure of the sound world!


I am a mother of one child with a love of picture books! The time I spend reading picture books with my child is a treasure for me. In this blog, I introduce picture books that have left a deep impression on me and share the charm of stories that nurture children's imagination and sensitivity, and also inspire us adults to learn and be moved by them. I aim to create a place where readers can connect and empathize with each other through picture books. Thank you!

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