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May 28, 2014


An Introduction To Learning About
Other Cultures
Carole P. Roman

If You Were Me and Lived In...India: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World

Paperback, 28 pages
Published January 30th 2014
by Createspace
ISBN 148493086X
 (ISBN13: 9781484930861)
"IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN...INDIA- An Introduction to Learning About Other Cultures," is anotaher entry in this educational series that takes children on a journey to India.  Perfect for children from Pre-K to age eight, this little book is a ground breaking new experience in exposing children to the joy of cultural differences.

(from Goodreads)
Let's travel to India! Land of bright colors and delicious spices, If You Were Me and Lived in...India, takes young readers on a road trip to learn about this interesting place. Children will learn how to say mommy and daddy, what type of currency is used, games that youngsters play and a lot of interesting facts about the beautiful land of India. If You Were Me and Lived in...India adds this ethnically diverse country to the growing, award winning series that is out to cover the entire globe, teaching children about culture and customs all over the world. The ForeWord Review, Clarion Review gave "If You Were Me and Lived in...Kenya" a coveted five star ranking. The first book in the series, If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" received the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Nonfiction 2012.
 Carole P. Roman
Award winning author, Carole P. Roman is a former teacher turned businesswoman. She has successfully run a family business with her husband.  Her most favorite job is being grandmother to her many grandchildren.  She currently lives on Long Island with her husband.

Her first book, "Captain No Beard -An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life has been named to 'Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 as well garnered the star of remarkable merit and it received the Pinnacle Award for 2013.  "If   You Were Me and Lived In....Mexico" was given the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Non-Fiction 2013.  Look for more books in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived in..."
This was a wonderful, interesting and educational trip to India.  Every child will be glued to each page with the wonderful illustrations and the story that is presented.  The book contains a lot of facts about India.  A popular building in India was described in detail.  The author also included facts about a popular celebrated holiday. 
The book tells the customs and culture of India which lets a child see the difference beween India and where they live.  Some of the foods that are eaten and also children's games that are played are told about.  A child will, maybe without realizing it, learn a lot of what goes on in India.  Ms. Roman writes her books of this series in a realistic way.  They aren't childish, although they are written for children.  They are written in such a way that the child is learning as they are read to or reading themselves.  I, myself have enjoyed all of, If You Were Me and Lived In... books.  I've learned things that I didn't know.
The cover can be wiped off when the little ones fingerprints get on it, which is always a plus and it is of the size that little fingers can handle.  I can't give enough praise for these books.  I hope there are many more to come.

I was given a complimentary copy of IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN...INDIA from the author, Carole P. Roman for my view of this book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book a SOLID 5 STARS.


1 comment:

Carole P. Roman said...

Thanks for the great reviews!!!!