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IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … : A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World, is the latest exciting new children’s series of children’s books from Carole P. Roman. Roman takes young readers all over the globe to explore different countries and cultures. With each book covering a different nation, Roman opens up a world of wonder while highlighting the fact that underneath it all we are far more alike than we might have imagined. Focusing on what life would be like for children if they were to live in another city or country, she examines the diversity around the world and the value possessed by each different culture. Think of the series as a children’s version of the travel Channel that is filled with entertaining and educational facts.
We reviewed three books in Carole P. Roman’s series
IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … MEXICO
IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … SOUTH KOREA
IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … FRANCE
In short we are in love with the idea of this new series! What a wonderful way to introduce young children to cultural diversity. The text of the books are simple yet powerful. We liked that the book was written for children … I did not have to summarize or paraphrase information because the text was outside of their knowledge grasp…what a plus! The vibrant illustrations were also a plus. My children not only loved listening and learning but took the book after we were done reading just to look at the pictures.
On a cultural note… one of the books really hit home for us. We have a very diverse neighborhood and a handful of our neighbors are from Mexico. I thought this was very poignant for our family because it let the children learn about our neighbors’ cultural identity.
The book is geared toward Pre-K through age eight… well… my 5, 7, and 9 year old all LOVED the books! Love of literature and cultural awareness is a must in our household, so this series was a hit!
Wow! What an excellent read! This is such a lovely book and we look forward to the next installment of the series!
For more information about the author or her books please visit www.carolproman.com
This book can be found on Amazon.com