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July 18, 2014


A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World
Carole P. Roman

 Award winning and best selling author Carole P. Roman travels to beautiful Portugal. This pro active book invites children to think about Portugal's many wonders from the sunny Azores to the wide variety of food. Roman's If You Were Me books have a simple, winning formula: portray children from other countries and explain how familiar items and customs are the same, and how they differ, in the country being discussed... The appeal of Roman's If You Were Me series is that this information is not offered in the bland style of an encyclopedia entry, but rather as part of a tour of real life in India...It's this organic conversational tone that keeps the book interesting and inspires kids' own curiosity for other cultures." Peter Dabbene The Foreword Review Join Carole P. Roman as she takes you to explore the friendly country of Portugal!
  • Paperback: 28 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 28, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1495379930
  • ISBN-13: 978-1495379932
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 that employs close to five hundred people. Her most favorite job is being grandmother to her many grandchildren. Roman has two wonderful sons and hit the jackpot in the daughter-in-law department. 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. It was named in the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Fiction 2012. Captain No Beard has developed in a series of 6 more books. She is the author of the best selling book, I Want To Do Yoga Too. Currently, she is working on her educational series that explores different cultures from a child's point of view. If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico, received the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's non-fiction 2012. If You Were Me and Lived in...Kenya received 5 Stars from the ForeWord Clarion Review. She just completed Russia with the help of her five year old grandson and loved every minute of it.

Captain No Beard An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life
Star of Remarkable Merit
Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012
NABE Pinnacle Award 2013
ERIK Award 2013
NABE Pinnacle Award 2013
Best in Children’s nonFiction
If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico
Pepper Parrot’s Problem with Patience
5 Stars ForeWord Review Clarion Review
If You Were Me and Lived in...Kenya
5 Stars ForeWord Review Clarion Review
Rebecca’s Reads Readers Choice Awards 2013
Childrens Books
2nd Place Strangers on the High Seas
Creative Non Fiction
If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway
General Non Fiction
If You Were Me and Lived in...France
Readers Views Literary Award 2013
Children Toddlers -5
1st Place Strangers on the High Seas
Honorable Mention
If You Were Me and Lived in...South Korea
Readers Views Kids Award for Best Children’s Book of the Year
Strangers on the High Seas

 I have read and reviewed quite a few of Ms. Roman's books.  She not only sends the wonderful little books but there sometimes there is a flag, a coin, a pencil and other items that she sends also.  Children love these kind of things. When I finish reading and reviewing the books, I send them to my sister's grandson.  He is just at that right age to learn about these wonderful places and their cultures.  Ms. Roman always has an educational lesson to the books.  The lesson however, is a fun part of the book, not boring, but fun and interesting. The reader learns about the different countries and their language, their customs, food dishes, important places in their  country and much more.  Ms. Roman presents these countries with fun and adds the educational part in with colorful pictures in a way that doesn't take away from the interest of the child.  Children's attention span tends to wear out quickly.  The author also takes into consideration some of the questions that children may have about the countries. She gives answers that are easy for the child to understand. These books are not just for children.  Grown up can learn a lot from them also.  These books are wonderful little books that children and adults can learn about different countries and their cultures.  They would be a great collection to keep on the shelf to read again and if you need a fact about a country, check out these books.  The answer may be right there.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the  author, Carole P. Roman for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


1 comment:

Carole P. Roman said...

Thanks for the wonderful review. I'm glad your great nephew enjoys the books!!!