Reading level: Level 7
Script types: Hiragana and Katakana characters
Number of characters: 546 Pages: 20
Text type: Literacy description
Product Type: A5 saddle stitched booklet Price: A$9.00 Weight: approx. 65g
おおきい ゆきだるまに きいてみよう。 Let’s ask that big snowman.
ゆきだるまの かぞくだ。たのしそう。 It’s a snowman family. It looks like fun.
ほっかいどうの ふゆは とても さむくて、ゆきが たくさん ふるの。 The winter in Hokkaidoo is very cold, and it snows a lot.
Cultural note from the author
Once a year in February, in Otaru City in Hokkaidoo, a winter event called “Yuki Akari no Michi” is celebrated. Approx. 500,000 people visit this event annually, and excitedly explore the path that is filled with an endless amount of candle lights and snow men, just like in this book. The fundamental idea of this event is to entice the visitors to enter a spiritual time of calmness and peace. Visitors are encouraged to connect with their surroundings, forgetting the troubles and pressures that are inevitable when living in a rapidly changing society. In addition to this, the neighbouring city, Sapporo, excites visitors with their snow sculptures of iconic images such as Disney and Ghibli characters.
Product Code: 04
Publisher: Tashiro Literacy