あんみんガッパのパジャマやさん(読みもの)

The Sleep Well Pajama Store

柏葉幸子 作/そがまい 絵 Text: Kashiwaba, Sachiko | Illus. Soga, Mai

カテゴリー: Japanese Children's Booksおすすめ!日本の子どもの本読みもの/chapter books and novels

あんみんガッパのパジャマやさん 表紙

『あんみんガッパの パジャマやさん』(Anmin gappa no pajamaya san)

着るとよく眠れるカッパのパジャマ屋があるという。店の名前も看板もないから、どこにあるのかわからない。お母さんと食事に出かけたモヨちゃんは、他の人には見えない緑色のカッパが大きな口を開けている変な店を見つける。そこに黒マントの魔女が現れ、黒猫と一緒に入っていくのにつられ、モヨちゃんも入るとカッパが現れ、魔女のためにパジャマを作る。モヨちゃんも無理やり作らされ、家に帰ると寝室に白いネコの着ぐるみみたいな可愛いパジャマが届いていた。それを着ると部屋中を飛び回りたくなり、いつの間にか床で寝て怖い夢を見る。何故そんなパジャマを作るのかカッパに問いただすと、何百年も眠っていないので、みんなに同じ気分を味合わせるのだという。そこでモヨちゃんは、カッパを安眠させる方法を教えるのだ。ちょっと怖くて、不思議でユーモラスな心温まる物語だ。(野上)

出版社 小学館
初版年 2018年
ISBN 978-4-09-289760-1
ページ数 72頁
サイズ 22×16
対象年齢 6歳から
キーワード 魔女 パジャマ カッパ

The Sleep Well Pajama Store

It is rumored that in the shopping arcade of a certain town, there is a Sleep Well Pajama Store which sells pajamas that give the wearer a good night’s sleep. It’s famous, but the store doesn’t have a signboard, so no one knows exactly where it is. Moyo goes out to eat with her mom and notices this strange store, its front in the form of a green kappa’s large open mouth that nobody else can see (kappas are water sprites known for being troublemakers). Then a witch in a black cape turns up, and disappears through the kappa’s mouth with her black cat. Moyo follows her into the store, and a kappa with a bent back comes to take the measurements for some pajamas for the witch, who is having trouble sleeping. The witch’s cat knows that the pajamas are in fact cursed, and in order to counter the curse secretly makes the measurements wrong. After the witch leaves, the kappa notices Moyo, and despite her refusal goes ahead with making pajamas for her. Instead of asking for payment, the kappa says he’ll take the dreams she has while sleeping. When she gets home she finds some cute pajamas like a white cat cartoon-character costume have been delivered. When Moyo puts them on, she suddenly wants to run around the room as though she was a cat. And then she falls on the floor and has a terrifying nightmare. When she asks the kappa why he made pajamas like that, he tells her that he hasn’t slept for several hundred years, and wants to give everyone a taste of what it felt like. And so Moyo teaches him how to sleep well. It is a funny and heartwarming story, if somewhat scary and mysterious at times. (Nogami)

  • Text: Kashiwaba, Sachiko | Illus. Soga, Mai
  • Shogakukan
  • 2018
  • 72 pages
  • 22×16
  • ISBN 978-4-09-289760-1
  • Age 6 +

Witches, Pajamas, Kappas


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