Koguma-chan Oyasumi

Today, I would like to introduce my favorite heartwarming picture book, “Koguma-chan Oyasumi” (Koguma-chan Good night). 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 (2024/04/06 08:49時点 | Amazon調べ)

Basic Information

  • Title: Koguma-chan Oyasumi
  • Author: Hisashi Mori, Yoshimi Wada
  • Illustrator: Ken Wakayama
  • Year of Publication: 1973
  • Publisher: Kogumasha
  • Age Range: Toddlers and up


“Koguma-chan Oyasumi” is a story about a little bear before going to bed at night. Together with his mother and father, he gets ready for bed. He turns off the TV, changes into clean pajamas, and brushes his teeth. Then he plays sumo with his father, and his mother reads his a picture book. Finally, they say “good night” and are ready for sleep.


The main character in this picture book is a cute little bear drawn by Ken Wakayama. The pictures in the book are brightly colored and catch children’s eyes. Also, the things that Koguma-chan and his family do together are all familiar to children, making them easy to relate to. The picture warmly depicts a fun time before bedtime.

Discover and Learn

By reading this picture book, children learn the importance of getting ready for bed. They will learn that by doing the same thing every day, their bodies begin to prepare for sleep. They will also feel the importance of spending time with their families. Fun times with their fathers and mothers will become precious memories for the children.

Recommended Readers

This picture book is recommended for children in their infancy. It is especially suitable for children who like to listen to stories before bedtime and for families who value small routines in their daily lives. They are also ideal for parent-child read-alouds, allowing parents and children to strengthen their bond through picture books.


“Koguma-chan Oyasumi” is a picture book that gives children a fun way to get ready for bed. You will see how the cute koguma and his family spend the night time. By reading this picture book, children will learn the importance of bedtime preparation and the joy of spending time with their families. Parents and children are encouraged to read this book together and spend a heartwarming time together.


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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