IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN...ISRAEL
A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World
illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga
Be sure to grab a copy of this book to add to the others in the series including...
Mexico, Australia, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, France, India, Portugal, Scotland, Italy, South Korea, Peru, Kenya, China, Russia, Norway, Greece, Egypt, Brazil
This is the newest book in Ms. Roman's series. They are informative books with lessons to learn. Not just for children, but for adults also. You're never too old to learn. Fill that brain up with good information. In Ms. Roman's books you get to learn about customs and cultures. You get to see things through the eyes of a young person and get to know what their lives are like in their country.
In this book, first we get a picture of what Israel looks like along with where the capital is located. Certain words have the pronunciation in parenthesis. When living in Israel you call the country, State of Israel or Medinat Israel. Certain faiths see Israel as a Holy Land.
Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. Back in 1538AD, the city was divided into 4 neighborhoods, Christian, Armenian, Muslim and Jewish. Every year many tourists visit the city.
Shopping is done in an open air market known as the Shouk (Shook). You would buy things like hallav and lechem, milk and bread. They would be bought with the shekel. This is the currency used. You might go to the Dead Sea or Salt Sea the lowest spot on earth, 1371 feet below sea level. Dead Sea is appropriate since nothing can live in the salty water. The story goes on to tell how they lives, names they are called, foods they eat and sports they play. In the spring, there is a celebration where children dress up to celebrate Queen Esther. It is called the celebration of Purim. I found it very interesting that you read and write from the right side to the left and why. At the end of the book, there is a pronunciation guide of the different words used in the book.
It's not only fun to learn about different countries and cultures but it is educational. Get some of Ms. Roman;s IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN... books and follow the countries and have fun while learning.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and voluntarily decided to review it.
I would give this book 5 STARS.