READER’S CORNER: FEBRUARY 2020

Published on: February 12, 2020

Need some book recommendations for your child and for parents? Here are some titles picked by Kinokuniya for BAMBI families. (Japanese books follow the English titles. 日本語の本もお見逃しなく☆)

For Kids

Adventures with Peppa (Peppa Pig)


Author: Golden Books  
ISBN: 9780593122754

With over 200 pages and over 50 stickers, this is the ultimate Peppa Pig coloring book!

Color Peppa’s birthday cake, scenes from George’s day at the beach, and so much more! Adventures with Peppa has over 200 pages and over 50 piggy stickers. It’s the ultimate coloring book for Peppa Pig fans ages 3 to 7!

Peppa Pig is a loveable little piggy who lives with her younger brother, George; Mummy Pig; and Daddy Pig. Peppa loves playing games, dressing up, visiting exciting places, and making new friends–but her absolute favorite thing is jumping up and down in muddy puddles!

Peppa Pig airs daily on Nick Jr. and focuses on strong brand values that parents and kids identify with: family, friendship, trust, humor, and life experiences.

For Parents

The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)


Author: Philippa Perry and Penguin Books Ltd  
ISBN: 9781984879554

With straight-talking advice from renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry, this is the definitive guide for any parent looking to navigate their past, avoid repeating their own parents’ mistakes, and ensure they don’t land their own kids in therapy.

This isn’t a book about meeting developmental milestones, training your child to have enviable manners or how to get the much idealised ‘perfect’ family; it’s about creating functional relationships with your children so that they grow up feeling secure, knowing who they are and what they want – giving both them and you a shot at real happiness.

Full of refreshing, sage and sane advice on the bigger picture of parenthood, this is the only book you’ll ever really need to ensure you don’t mess your kids up.

こども向け

絵本すみっコぐらし そらいろのまいにち

著者:よこみぞゆり    出版社: 主婦と生活社                                                            販売価格 352バーツ   出版年月 2018年11月

タイでも大人気のすみっコぐらし。こちらの絵本は128ページすべて描きおろしのファンには嬉しい一冊です。

すみっコぐらしのメインキャラクターである、ねこ、とんかつ&えびふらいのしっぽ、とかげ、しろくま、ぺんぎん(?)が、これまで知られていなかったそれぞれの生い立ちを順々に語ります。かわいいだけでなく、それぞれ悩みや辛い過去を抱えて生きるすみっコたち。過去に何があったのか、どんなふうにお互いに出会ってすみっこにあつまってきたのかが、それぞれの気持ちと空模様を関連させながら綴られていきます。心温まり、考えさせられる絵本です。

お子さんと一緒に読めば、落ち込んだときにどうするかを一緒に考える機会にもなります。

親向け

ぼくはイエロ-でホワイトで、ちょっとブル-

著者: ブレイディみかこ    出版社: 新潮社                                                                    販売価格: 540バーツ 出版年月: 2019年6月

数々の賞を受賞し、テレビでも紹介されるなど大きな話題を呼んだノンフィクション。

舞台は英国の中学校。優等生の「ぼく」が通い始めたのは、人種も貧富もごちゃまぜの「元・底辺中学校」だった。多感な時期、個性もバックグラウンドも多様な子どもたちの毎日は事件の連続、まるで世界の縮図のよう。自分たちを取り巻く世界にしっかり向き合い、本音で語りながら成長していく親子の物語は、私たちに勇気を与えてくれます。

大人の凝り固まった常識を、子どもたちは軽く飛び越えていく。多様性が増し、簡単に答えの出せない世界を生きていく子ども達。読めばきっと、自分の子どもや社会に置き換えて考えざるを得ません。子育てする全ての親に読んで欲しい一冊です。

About the Author

Kinokuniya is a renowned international bookshop chain from Japan, offering books in English, Japanese, and Thai. Their branches are in Siam Paragon (3rd Level Siam Paragon), EmQuartier (3rd Floor Unit 3B 01 EmQuartier Shopping Complex), and Central World (6th Floor, Isetan Department Store, CentralWorld). It also has an online store


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