Friday, February 6, 2015

Children's Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived in....NEW Countries! from Carol P Roman


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these books, free of charge, from the author, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it



And now for 2 new books, from one of Miss Grace's favorite authors!

Children are loving this award winning series! It has created a whole generation of armchair travelers that are thrilled to learn about cultures and customs from around the globe.

This book came out this past November.

If You Were Me and Lived in Hungary cover

Synopsis:

Join Carole P. Roman and learn about this beautiful country in Central Europe. Packed with colorful illustrations, children will learn about the sights, currency, food, and even a few Hungarian words.

If You Were Me and Lived in Hungary ghoulash picture

This was a great book to introduce Miss Grace to a Central European country, and one she wasn't very familiar with. Though when we got to the page above, she was quite vocal about how "Meme makes goulash and sponge cake like that too". We had a lot of fun talking about it's Slavic language and how different it is from English, and comparing it to what she knows about Russia and Germany. I love that the book elicited more conversations and learning. That is something that all of the books in the series are wonderful for!


And the book released last month:

If You Were Me and Lived in Scotland cover

Synopsis:

Carole P. Roman is taking students to Northern Europe again and this time it’s to visit Scotland. You’ll learn about the fascinating architecture that was inspired by ancient Greece and Rome. Whether your name is Ian, Connor, or Malcolm, you’ll follow along and visit Loch Ness and hope to get a sighting of its famous occupant, Nessie. Perhaps you’ll try haggis or tatie scones and finish your meal with a clootie.

If You Were Me and Lived in Scotland girl and boy picture

Miss Grace greatly enjoyed this book, as we're also Scottish (Clan McNeil, Isle of Barra), and she's been around many Celtic festivals and Scottish events. She was familiar with Loch Ness and haggis ("ewwwww, that is SO gross!"), but had no idea about the unicorn on Scottish money!

If You Were Me and Lived in Scotland money picture

She couldn't WAIT to go to school and share the book with her classmates! In fact, we have donated all the books in this series to her school's library, and many of the teachers have thanked me, as they have made use of them for different Social Studies activities and reports, as the books are so easy for kids to learn from!

This is a super series and we HIGHLY recommend it for you and your child, especially if you home school!


About the Author:

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the If You Were Me and Lived in… series, which won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012. She collaborated on this installment in the series with her five-year-old grandson, Alexander. Roman also writes the Captain No Beard series, the first of which was named a Kirkus Best of 2012, received a Star of Remarkable Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012.

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