Otô-san Asobo

Today I would like to introduce a wonderful and heartwarming picture book, “Otô-san Asobo” (Let’s Play, Dad). This picture book is perfect for reading aloud to children, full of smiling faces. It is a story full of love, depicting the strong bond between parents and children and the fun times they have playing together.

¥990 (2024/03/30 16:29時点 | Amazon調べ)

Basic Information

  • Title: Otosan Asobo
  • Author: Shigeo Watanabe
  • Illustrator: Yasuo Otomo
  • Year of Publication: 1986
  • Publisher: Fukuinkan Shoten
  • Age range: from 1 year old


This picture book is a story about a bear and his father playing together. The bear loves to play with his father. The father lifts the bear high in the sky or puts him on his shoulders, and they play various games. The two also enjoy playing “horse-riding” and “flying,” and spend time together with lots of smiles on their faces. At the end of the day, they read a picture book together.


The pictures in this book are very gentle. The colorful pictures show the happy time between the bear and his father. There are many warm pictures that convey the warmth of the father and the bear. This is a picture book that warms children’s hearts just by looking at it.

Discover and Learn

From this picture book, you can learn how to spend precious time with your family. By playing various games with his father, Kuma-kun can feel his father’s love a lot. Children will also discover how much fun it is to spend time with their father and mother.

Recommended Readers

This picture book may also give dads and moms some good ideas on how to play with their children. this is a great book for children from age 1 and up.


“Otô-san Asobo” is a picture book about important family time. Through the warmth of the time spent by Kuma-kun and Otô-san, the book teaches children how to enjoy precious moments with their families. By reading this picture book, children will want to play more with their father and mother. This is a picture book that can be read together as a family for a more enjoyable time.


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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