READER’S CORNER: May 2020

Published on: May 06, 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

I Can Be Anything
Author: Shinsuke Yoshitake

It’s time for bed, but Natsumi has a brilliant idea, even better than going to sleep: She’ll pretend to be something and Mom will guess what she is! Ready?Is she a caterpillar?An arrow sign?An upside-down bug?Take your best guess, then laugh along with Natsumi and her mom as they play a pre-bedtime game of charades full of silliness and surprises!

  • A delightfully silly read-aloud book for young children that helps soften bedtime routines
  • Part picture book, part guessing game! The interactive nature will keep kids turning the page!
  • Perfect book for toddlers

Fans of Guess Again, Interrupting Chicken, and Max and the Won’t Go to Bed Show will love the clever kid-friendly humor of I Can Be Anything.

For Parents

How to Raise Happy and Successful Children
Author: Esther Wojcicki

Being a parent is complicated – but the trick to success is simpler than you think.As we face an epidemic of parental and childhood anxiety, Woj has the advice every parent wants to hear: climb out of that helicopter and relax.Her tried and tested TRICK approach will help you:

  • Let your child discover their own passions
  • Move on from past parenting mistakes
  • Build rock-solid foundations for a lifelong relationship
  • Be brave enough to give your child freedom
  • Work with your children, not against them
  • Set healthy relationships with technology

Your children are the future. If you change your parenting, you can change the world.

こども向け

だるまさんが
著者:かがくいひろし
「だ・る・ま・さ・ん・が」のフレーズとともに、左右にうごくだるまさん。ページをめくると……あらら、びっくり! 大わらい!

さて、おつぎは……?

0歳から大人まで、皆で楽しめます。絵本はまだ早いかな?という0歳の赤ちゃんにも笑ってもらえる、シンプルな面白さ。もちろんもっと大きなお子さんにも大人気!ページをめくるたびに笑いの渦に引きこまれる、とびきりゆかいな「だるまさん」シリーズ第1弾です。

続編の『だるまさんの』と『だるまさんと』もおススメですよ。

親向け

おうち性教育はじめます   一番やさしい!防犯・SEX・命の伝え方
著者:フクチ マミ /村瀬 幸浩3~10歳の自分の体に興味を持つ時期が、性教育の始めどき。「性犯罪の被害者・加害者にならない」「低年齢の性体験・妊娠のリスクを回避する」、さらに「自己肯定感が高まり、自分も人も愛せる人間になる」ために、早めの性教育はとても大事なのです。答えにくい素朴な疑問を訊かれたら…?「おしり~おっぱい~」とふざけだしたら…?家庭でのシーンでどう対応すればいいか、マンガでわかりやすく教えてくれます。

本書は父親がどう行動・説明すべきか、夫婦でどう協力すべきかについても扱っており、とても実践的。

日々の会話で子どもを守るために、「おうち性教育」を始めましょう。

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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