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January 24, 2015

3 BOOKS FROM THE IF YOU WERE ME SERIES, GREECE, HUNGARY and SCOTLAND by Carole Roman



3 BOOKS-5 STARS EACH




1. IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED
IN... GREECE
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2. IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED
IN... HUNGARY
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3. IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED 
IN... SCOTLAND

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INTRODUCTIONS
A Child's Introduction to Culture 
Around the World 
1.  
It’s never too early to start teaching children about the world around them. In If You Were Me and Lived in…Greece , early learners get a taste of what their life would be like if they lived in Greece while being introduced to the birthplace of democracy. This book is the latest installment of the educational series about the cultures of the world that speaks to young children about the topics that interest them, such as the foods people eat, the names of boys and girls, and the activities that children their age living in a foreign land are likely to engage in. This exciting visit to Greece also introduces the important concept of democracy to children.

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Welcome to Hungary! Join Carole P. Roman and learn about this beautiful country in Central Europe. Packed with colorful illustrations, children will learn about the sights, currency, food, and even a few Hungarian words. This critically acclaimed series has been embraced by children, parents, and educators. Deceptively simple, it is jam packed with a vast array of information to ignite any child's interest in the world around them. If You Were Me and Lived in...India- Five Stars ForeWord Review "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 "In Roman's latest installment of her cultural series, she transports readers to India, where she takes them on a whirlwind, detailed tour. Geared towards young readers, the story also works as a primer for readers of all ages...A colorful, engaging holidays and Roman's stories help them realize how much we have in common." Kirkus Reviews

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 Carole P. Roman is taking students to Northern Europe again and this time it’s to visit Scotland. You’ll learn about the fascinating architecture that was inspired by ancient Greece and Rome. Whether your name is Ian, Connor, or Malcolm, you’ll follow along and visit Loch Ness and hope to get a sighting of its famous occupant, Nessie. Perhaps you’ll try haggis or tatie scones and finish your meal with a clootie. Children are loving this award winning series! It has created a whole generation of armchair travelers that are thrilled to learn about cultures and customs from around the globe. Join Carole P. Roman and discover the world!




REVIEWS (5 STARS)
1.
This book is another in the series of IF YOU WERE ME. The books teach about the cultures of the many countries in the world.  Young children love to learn about other people and countries and what they do and how they live.I've read several of Ms. Roman's children's books and they are interesting and always there is something to learn.  They are good, simple, interesting and educational. In this book, IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN...GREECE the author takes you to Athens, the Olympic games and landmarks in the ares.  She also shows the foods they eat, their names, activities and the illustrations are always bright and colorful.  The pictures with the bright colors attracts children's attention.  The books aren't too long since little ones' attention spans are rather short. The children in the book would be relatable to any child of  any race or nationality. In this book the author brings forward Democracy and that is a good lesson for children to learn. The author puts in pronunciation tips throughout the book.   There is also a vocabulary section in the back of the book to look up certain words that the reader may not be familiar with.  Another wonderful learning book from the author, Carole P. Roman.

2. (5 STARS)
So many interesting things about Hungary  The country is surrounded on 4 borders by other  countries but no ocean.  This is another of Ms. Carole Roman's wonderful learning books about different cultures.  The book, once again has lovely colorful illustrations that perk the attention of the reader.  the author shows how Hungary is a very interesting place since it has 4 countries on it's borders.  The largest city is Budapest, the country's capital and is divided by the Danube River.   The Hungarian Parliament Building is introduced.  The reader also sees the largest lake in Central Europe, the Balaton.   The reader also gets to travel to the Caves of Aggtelek which has seven hundred and twelve caves just filled with stalagmites. The country has a holiday that is Saint Istyhans Day which is a dedication to King Stephen who ruled in 1001.  The children also get the see that the children of Hungary play water polo and handball among  others.  An interesting fact is that the inventor of the Rubick's Cube was from Hungary.  Another wonderful, interesting, colorful and learning book from the author, Ms. Carole P. Roman.

3. (5 STARS)
 Ms. Roman starts this book out with a little girl and boy wearing clothes like those worn in Scotland.  They point to where Scotland is on the globe.  Ms. Roman introduces what the capital is and why it is famous.   She names some common names for boys and girls.  We also get to see what kind of money they use.  We follow the story as we find out some interest sites of Scotland along with what kind of foods like haggis or tatie scones and finish your meal with a clootie. Importantly, we get to see the games the children play. As always, Ms. Roman gives a vocabulary with pronunciation for certain words throughout the book.A fun thing that children will really be interested in is that unicorns have a relationship with Scotland.  Every child loves unicorns.  Once again Ms. Roman has created a wonderful learning book about Scotland.

AUTHOR
Carole P. RomanCarole P. Roman is an award-winning children's book author whose book STRANGERS ON THE HIGH SEAS: A Captain No Beard Story was named Best Children's Book of the Year by Reader Views in 2013.  She is continuing to expand her children's world culture series to new and exciting countries.  The author lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.



I was given complimentary copies of IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVING IN...GREECE, HUNGARY andScotland from the author, Ms. Carole P. Roman for my view of the books.

I would give all three books 5 STARS.

LINKS
AMAZON REVIEW ON GREECE 
AMAZON'S REVIEW OF HUNGARY
AMAZON'S REVIEW OF SCOTLAND 


 

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