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ゆっくりくんとはやいくん Slow and Fast

What is your favorite time of the day?

Level: 3
Script: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji with Furigana 一、二、三、六、七、十
Char: 326
Pages: 18
Type: Literacy description
Style: A5 saddle-stitched booklet
ISBN: 978-0-6481178-3-4

© Mariko Earle 2022
This product is designed for individual use and ‘tadoku’ reading. For class use, please purchase the class set. We do appreciate your compliance with the copyright.


Sentence examples:

  • 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: 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 note from the author:

When I was a child, my favorite time of the day was three o’clock, just like in this book. In Japan, three o’clock is traditionally the time to have a treat, especially for children. My mum and grandma used to say, “wait until three o’clock.” As a child, I looked forward to this special time because I would receive various treats, from lollies to a special cake on a plate.

Additional information

Weight 70 g
Dimensions 149 × 211 × 2 mm

1 review for ゆっくりくんとはやいくん Slow and Fast

  1. Jack

    Love the illustrations, great story too !!!

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