Over the past couple of years the author Carole P. Roman has become a familiar name in our home. Her ever growing collection of books have become a favorite in our home. I recently had the opportunity to review, If You Were Me And Lived In... Australia: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World, If You Were Me And Lived In... Hungary: A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World, and If You Were Me And Lived in... France: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World. This particular series of books is one of my favorite Carole P. Roman series. The age range targeted for this series is 4-9 years of age.
If You Were Me And Lived In... Australia: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World
Did you know that Australia comes from Latin and means "south." The Great Barrier Reef is in Australia and is the largest reef in the world! A favorite game in Australia is cricket. No, it has nothing to do with the insect, lol. January 26th is a very significant day in Australia. Do you know why those that live in Australia are referred to as living "down under"? Well, it is because of its location on the globe. These and so many other fun facts will be learned about in this fun book all about Australia.
If You Were Me And Lived In... France: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World
Did you know that Paris was the first city in Europe to use gas lamps? The most popular sport is soccer but it is referred to as football in France. The 14th of July is known as Bastille Day and commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution. Do you like école?
If You Were Me And Lived In...Hungary: A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World
Did you know that the capital of Hungary is Budapest. Hungary is landlocked. That means that it is surrounded on all borders by other countries and no ocean. Your Nagyi (grandmother) might cook you goulash which is a thick stew of meat and veggies. Did you know that the Rubik Cube was invented in Hungary in 1974 by Professor Erno Rubik.
Each of the books in this series has a Pronunciation guide at the end of each book so that readers can get help pronouncing some of the hard words that may be unfamiliar to them. Throughout the book when these unfamiliar words come up the words are followed by the words written out phonetically in parentheses.
These books are perfect for giving young children an introduction of countries and cultures around the world. The length of the books are long enough to capture a good overview of the country being explored without being so long that a child looses interest. There are pictures on every odd page with some pages where the pictures cover both pages. While you read the child can be looking at the pictures. If the child is able to read the books for themselves they will enjoy how well the pictures go along with the text.
I have had the privilege of reviewing many of Carole's other books in her other series. Here are my other posts.
My older kiddos absolutely love this history based series, If You Were Me And Lived In..., that is targeted for older students 8-15 years of age.
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Check out all of Carole's books. She has these and so many more.
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