Thursday, August 4, 2016

Children's Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived in... Brazil by Carole P Roman

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge,from the author for review, and giveaway,  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,  all opinions are my own.


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The 2016 Summer Olympics has officially started, even thought the opening celebration isn't until tomorrow night, so this new book from one of our favorite children's authors is timely indeed!


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Synopsis:

Join Carole P. Roman when she visits the stunning and diverse land of Brazil in the newest book of her informative series. Learn about the varied customs and cultures. Travel to South America to discover what you would eat and do for fun. See the land through the eyes of a youngster like you and understand what life is like in this exciting place. 

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Review:

Carole takes on the home of the Summer Olympics with ease as she continues her "If You Were Me and Lived in..." series (this is the 18th book)! She shared the things we all know about- the Amazon jungle, the Grand Prix car race, the Rio Jesus statue and soccer, and then shares about local customs and the language.

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Once again kids, will see the familiar- local names, names for parents, siblings, favorite toys, and school. But they also get to learn about the local culture, like holidays (Carnivale!), food, and games like Cinco Marias (above).

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As the Olympics is shown on TV, I'm sure the local flavor spots will show many of these foods- it would be fun for kids to know about them BEFORE they see them on TV! In fact, that is the great timing of this book- kids can learn all about Brazil, as they are seeing it on TV!

Once again there is a pronunciation guide at the back of the book, which is helpful as Portuguese words can be difficult sometimes.

This is a great book and we highly recommend it!


About the Author:

Carole P. Roman’s is the award winning author of the nonfiction If You Were Me and Lived in… series of children’s books. The first title in the collection, If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico, won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012. If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia and If You Were Me and Lived in...France were finalists in the Indie Fab Foreword Review Book of the Year. Norway and South Korea have also been named as Book of the Year with Rebecca's Reads and Children's Reader's View Book of the Year. Roman has also found success with her Captain No Beard children’s books. Her debut, Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life, was named a Kirkus Best of 2012, received a Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and very near her children.

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