Shogakukan Publishes Doraemon Earthquake Survival Guide
posted on 2011-06-22 20:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Japanese publisher Shogakukan is publishing a Doraemon earthquake survival guide on Thursday. The survival guide is geared toward both parents and children.
The 96-page illustrated book, titled Oyako de Yomou! Doraemon no Jishin ha Naze Okoru Dou Mi wo Mamoru (Parents and Children Read! Doraemon's Why do Earthquakes Occur? How Do I Protect Myself?) sets out to have the character of Doraemon answer questions for elementary-school children such as "why do earthquakes happen?," "what should I do if an earthquake occurs?," and "how should I prepare for an earthquake?" in an easy-to-understand way.
The second half of the book gives information for parents for how to protect children in an emergency, no matter where they are, and gives recommendations for disaster prevention tools. The book also contains a "survival card" for children to keep on hand that lists contact information for family members.