Is there a common Japanese word for a board book? A board book has thick cardboard pages instead of paper pages. A board books is usually written for very young children.

(I looked in two different online dictionaries and also tried a Google search.)

Photo of a board book:

board book


There is the katakana loan word ボードブック:

A book with pages made of cardboard. Usually for babies.

Since they are (almost) always picture books, you could probably also use the word 絵本{えほん}, but to describe that it has thick (cardboard) pages, you can use the word 厚紙{あつがみ} like in the earlier quote. I don't think 厚紙{あつがみ}絵本{えほん} is a common word, but something like here could be used:


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