What is your favourite time of the day?
Reading level: Level 5 (recommended for learning time)
Script types: Hiragana, Katakana and basic Kanji characters
Number of characters: 326
Kanji characters covered: 一、二、三、六、七、十
Text type: Literacy description
Product type: A5 Saddle stitched booklet
Weight: approx: 65g
ゆっくりくんは みじかい とけいの はり。 Mr Slow is the short hand of a clock.
一じかんに いっぽ、ゆっくり あるく。 He walks slowly, one step an hour.
ゆっくりくんが 七をさして、はやいくんが 十二を さすと、なんじ？ ,
Mr Slow points at seven, and Mr Fast points at twelve, so what time is it?
七じ。あさごはん。 It’s Seven o’clock. Breakfast time.
Cultural notes from the author:
When I was a child, my favourite time of the day was 3 o’clock, just like in this book. In Japan, 3 o’clock is traditionally a time to have a treat, especially for children. My mum or grandma used to say “wait until 3 o’clock.” As a child, I looked forward to this special time, getting various treats, from lollies to a special cake on a plate.
Product Code: 05
Publisher: Tashiro Literacy