Hiroyuki Aihara

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Hiroyuki Aihara

Hiroyuki Aihara あいはらひろゆき

Hiroyuki Aihara (1961–)  was born in Sendai and graduated from Waseda University. In addition to picture books, he writes broadly on the subject of child rearing, and he also has a hand in developing characters for anime and toys. His tremendously popular Kuma no gakkō (Bear School) series, illustrated by Nami Adachi, has grown to 19 titles and combined sales of over two million; a number of volumes have been published in translation overseas, including in France and Korea. Other titles on which he has collaborated with Adachi include the Kuma no ko Min (Min the Bear Cub) series, the Furanī to Meranī (Franny and Melanie) series, Usagi-chan to yukidaruma (Bunny and the Snowman), Ohisama-mura no kodomo-tachi (Children of Sun Village), and the Rin-chan to Ao-kun (Rin and Green) series.

Books by Hiroyuki Aihara
  • Book

    Rin and Green

    Rin is a red girl-apple, and Green is a green boy-apple. Born on the same day, they’ve become the best of pals, eating together, going for walks together, bathing together, napping together. They both like to lift heavy weights, and both love to get mad …