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July 5, 2017

IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN...CUBA


 A CHILD'S INTRODUCTION TO CULTURE AROUND THE WORLD!

Join Carole P. Roman when she visits the exciting island of Cuba in the newest book of her informative series. Learn about the varied customs and cultures. Travel to the Caribbean to discover what you would eat and do for fun. See the country through the eyes of a youngster, like you, and understand what life is like 
in the exciting place.

DON'T FORGET TO LOOK AT THE OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES
SO THAT YOU CAN BE AN ARMCHAIR WORLD TRAVELER. 

IF  YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN....CUBA
Vol. 22
by
Carole P. Roman
illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga 
Product Details 


THE AUTHOR
 Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. Both Captain No Beard-An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis have received the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best 2012. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis has been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, IAN Award, Moonbeam Award 2014, National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, Shelf Media Outstanding Series Award, ForeWord Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader's Views Children's Book of the Year 2013. Roman is also the author of the award-winning non-fiction culture series, If You Were Me and Lived in... that explores customs and cultures around the world. She has co-authored a self help book, Navigating Indieworld A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.

 BOOK AWARDS
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
Navigating Indieworld
5 stars from ForeWord Review Clarion Review


MY THOUGHTS

As with other books by Ms Roman, she puts pronunciation of harder words in parenthesis which helps the reader learn new words.  Also at the back of her books she has a Glossary with definitions of certain words.  The book starts with a picture of how Cuba looks along with the capital, Havana. This isn't just for children but for adults to do some armchair traveling also. I learn something every time I read one of her books.     I didn't know, for instance, that Cuba is the biggest island in the Caribbean and the second most populated.  SO many interesting facts about rivers, harbors, the capital, names that your parents may have called their children.  You get to know the foods they eat that may be different than ours. I was very interested in the Castillo del Morro.   A 17th century fort.  It had been started in 1587 but took a long time to finish. It was a protector from the pirates and also a prison.  So many interesting facts that Ms. Roman puts in her books.   They are fun to read with lots of colorful illustrations and have lessons that can be learned throughout.  It's fun to be an armchair traveler, going from country to country and learning about their way of doing things, the food, the clothing, the buildings and their way of life.   As always a wonderful book to add to the collection of her other books.

I received a copy of this book from the author, Carole P. Roman and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 5 STARS. 









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