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June 15, 2014

IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN RUSSIA by Carole P. Roman

Special acknowledgement to Alexander Luke and a lovely Saturday spent exploring information about the beautiful land of Russia with his grandmother.
(from Carole P. Roman)

IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED.....
IN RUSSIA
A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World
by
Carole P. Roman
With Assistance From
Alexander Luke 

If you were me and lived in... Russia: A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World
SUMMARY
Exploring the world has never easier—or more fun!—than with Carole P. Roman’s award-winning If You Were Me and Lived In… children’s series. Continuing its globetrotting tradition, If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia explores the magic and wonder of this captivating country. As children ages three to eight take a leisurely stroll around Russia, they will come across some of the country’s most recognizable sites, including the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and the Red Square. Learn about Russia’s yummy delicacies, like borscht and caviar, before playing popular Russian games like chess and “fipe”—a game children may know better as “tag”! Brimming with these and other fascinating facts, If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia is the perfect way to both entertain and educate your children about the great big world that exists outside their windows. From Russia’s festive New Year’s celebrations to popular Russian names, this charming addition to the If You Were Me and Lived in… family explains everything there is to know about one of the world’s most historic destinations. 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.
AUTHOR
Carole P. RomanCarole 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, entitled If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico, won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012. Her latest entry in the series, If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia was inspired by her grandson. 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 Remarkable Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012.  
MY VIEW
Another wonderful book where the reader travels to Russia to learn about their culture, their foods, their sites and much more.  It was fascinating to me that they have nine time zones. I felt the pronunciation of special words in parenthesis was a helpful way for the reader to learn how to say the words. The wonderful pictures that had maps, pictures of the capital city, Moscow.  The author included some interesting facts about Moscow in the book. Ms. Roman gave fun details about what children might be named and what things were called in Russian. There were pictures and explanations of what the Russians might wear in the winter time. I am going to tell of one more interesting thing, THE RED SQUARE, the main marketplace where state ceremonies and parades took place.  Now I can't keep telling you all these interesting facts or you won't enjoy the book so much.   There is a glossary at the end of the book with different words, their meanings and their pronunciations.  A  wonderful addition to the book. A
learning and fun  book all about living in Russia.  Written not just for young readers but young at hearters, too.  Very interesting and informative.  A good learning tool for children and adults.  Thanks once again, Ms. Roman and Alexander Luke for a lovely book about Russia.   

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

I would give this book 5 STARS.
 
LINKS
http://bemiown.blogspot.com
bemiown@yahoo.com
www.caroleproman.com
 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/968000216
 http://www.amazon.com/review/R1B1WTBOBHCVTW/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1493781987
 

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