If You Were Me and Lived In…. ~ Series Installment Book Review

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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 two more exciting books in Carole P. Roman’s series

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IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … PORTUGAL

 

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… this book really hit home for us. Our neighbors are from Portugal and we are always hearing about their Portuguese traditions. I thought this was very poignant for our family because it let the children learn about our neighbors’ cultural identity.

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IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … RUSSIA

 

 

The books are geared toward Pre-K through age eight… well… my 5, 8, and 10 year olds 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

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9 comments

  1. Jenn says:

    I appreciate fun books like these, to help children (or anybody) learn more about other cultures.

  2. This sounds like a great series. I love it when authors endeavor to introduce children to new things but do so while weaving in a story. Glad it helps you “get” your neighbors a bit more :)

  3. What an interesting series of books. This sounds like it would be a very interesting read for me. I’ll have to check them out.

  4. This sounds like a great series for teaching kids about different countries around the world. Thank you for telling me about them.

  5. Kathleen says:

    What a great way for children to learn about different places and cultures from around the world!

  6. HilLesha says:

    This sounds like a wonderful series!

  7. Angela says:

    This sounds like a great book. I will have to get it to share with my grandkids.

  8. Liz Mays says:

    This would have been very loved by me as a child, so I totally appreciate this series. What an opportunity to be exposed to different cultural traditions and ideas.

  9. Marcie W. says:

    My children really enjoy learning about other cultures. I would love to get them both Germany and Russia versions, since they are a mix of both.

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