Story in English: ゆっくりくんとはやいくんSlow and Fast             

Story: Earle sensei                               Illustration: Jacqueline de Almeida Machado

P1:       Tick tock  tick tock.  What is this noise?

P2:       Oh,  It’s Mr Slow and Mr Fast.

P3:       Mr. Slow is the short handle of the clock.  Mr. Slow walks slowly, one step per hour.

P4:       Mr. Fast is the long handle of the clocks.  Mr. Fast walks fast, 12 steps per hour.

P5:       Tick tock

P6:       When Mr. Slow points at 7, and Mr. Fast points at 12, what time is it?

P7:       Seven o’clock.  Breakfast.

P8:       When Mr. Slow points at 12, and Mr. Fast points at 12, what time is it?

P9:       12 o’clock.  Lunch.

P10:     When Mr.Slow points at 6, and Mr. Fast points at 12, what time is it?

P11:     6 o’clock.  Dinner.

P12:     When Mr. Slow points at 3, and Mr. Fast points at 12, what time is it?

P14:     3 o’clock.

P15:     It’s tea time.  Let’s eat!

P16:     I love 3 o’clock the best

P17:     because we can eat treats!