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(ARGH- this post was supposed to have been live YESTERDAY morning- hence the Australia reference in the Shark book review! SIGH, MUST wear glasses when typing on computer, to make sure right DATE is selected....so you're getting it early this am!)
In this series, she describes details that kids can relate to. Tailored to children from 3-to-8-years old, her writing is simple but does not talk down to youngsters. Among the topics that are introduced in this journey to Australia are the unusual indigenous animals, the extraordinary Great Barrier Reef, the currency, the beloved game of cricket and the national holiday, Australia Day, as well as the special nicknames people have for one another and the curious taste sensation, Vegemite.
“This series is just enough facts to begin a discussion without overwhelming the child and can be expanded or contracted to fit the age group,” Roman explains. "Carole P. Roman has created a marvelous premise for her series of educational children's books: young readers are given the opportunity to realistically envision a foreign country without leaving their homes, libraries, or classrooms....Roman's formula allows for so much lovely variety in each book of this series that it hardly seems like a formula at all.
Miss Grace adored opening her gift pack from Carole that came with a copy of this book! Miss Grace adores this series and loves learning about other countries- what makes them similar, and what makes them different! The illustrations are bright and eye catching and the pages are suitable for a 2nd grade level reader! Miss Grace as always been attached to Australia,due to her lengthy fandom of the Wiggles, so she found this book very interesting! With the recent visit of Prince William and Kate to Australia in the news, it was also a timely arrival for a social study lesson! We highly recommend this latest entry in the 'If You Were Me and Lives in" series!
About the Author:
A former social studies teacher, award-winning author Carole P. Roman has added a new book to her cultural education series titled If You Were Me and Lived in … Australia. Other books in the series have featured France, South Korea and Turkey, and the book about Mexico was awarded the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Interest in 2012. Roman loves to learn about many places, but there's no place like home and family in Long Island, N.Y.
Stay tuned here at BTHM, for a giveaway with items from Carole in time for Summer fun,