ゆっくりくんは みじかい とけいの はりです。 Slow is the shorthand of a clock.
一じかんに いっぽ、ゆっくり あるきます。He walks slowly, one step an hour.
ゆっくりくんが 七をさします。そして はやいくんが 十二を さします。なんじですか？ Slow points at seven, and Fast points at twelve, so what time is it?
七じです。あさごはんの じかんです。 It’s Seven o’clock. Breakfast time.
In Alignment with the Australian Curriculum/Japanese language: Year 3 and 4 band achievement standards:
use conjunctions such as そして
structure sentences using particles for example は、の、が
describe experiences in present forms, for example, のみます
read and write all hiragana, and high-frequency kanji
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.