Koguma-chan Ohayo

Today, I would like to introduce my favorite heartwarming picture book, “Koguma-chan Ohayo” (Koguma-chan, Good morning). This picture book gently depicts the daily life of Koguma-chan, and is a beautiful story that nurtures important habits and spiritual richness through his daily life from morning to night.

¥990 (2024/04/04 23:57時点 | Amazon調べ)

Basic Information

  • Title: Koguma-chan Ohayo
  • Author: Hisashi Mori, Yoshimi Wada
  • Illustrator: Ken Wakayama
  • Year of Publication: 1970
  • Publisher: Kogumasha
  • Age Range: Toddlers and up


“Koguma-chan Ohayo” follows a day in the life of a little bear from the time he wakes up in the morning to the time he goes to bed at night. When he wakes up in the morning, he first washes his face. Then he eats a delicious meal and plays energetically. After playing, he goes to the bathroom and takes a bath. Finally, he says good night and goes to sleep with his stuffed animals that he played with that day.


The charm of this picture book is that it is simple, yet very similar to children’s daily life. Ken Wakayama’s gentle pictures warmly and joyfully depict a day in the life of Koguma-chan. Each thing he does is a challenge for even the youngest children to try. The book also makes young children want to challenge themselves to see if they can do it.

Discover and Learn

Children can learn important habits and routines of daily life by reading this picture book. The book depicts the importance of washing one’s face, eating, and taking a bath, so that children will naturally acquire the ability to do basic things properly by themselves. They also develop emotional richness and kindness by playing with friends and spending time with their stuffed animals.

Recommended Readers

This picture book is recommended for children in their infancy. It is perfect for children who want to do more things on their own in everyday life and for families who want to enjoy reading together with their mothers and fathers. They are also ideal for reading aloud at nursery schools and kindergartens.


“Koguma-chan Ohayo” is a picture book that accompanies children in their daily lives and helps them learn important habits in a fun way. The gentle pictures by Wakayama Ken and the cute story of a day in the life of Koguma-chan will warm children’s hearts. I hope this picture book will help children to take a step forward to enjoy their daily life more happily and independently.


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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