Sunday, June 29, 2014

If You Were Me and Lived in Australia or Russia- Review

Away We Go Media presents more books by author Carol P. Roman in the series, If You Were Me and Lived in....

These terrific books are written by Carol P. Roman, former teacher, successful business woman, Mom, Gramma and award winning author. We've had the privilege to review 2 of her books in the "If You Were Me and Lived in..." series in the past  here.. When we were offered the chance to review two more, Russia and Australia, we were delighted. In addition to the books, Flower was happy to receive a globe key-ring, flags and pencils.
The recommended age for these books are pre-K- 8. Flower loves these books. Is she 11? Yes. Has she done extension geography studies? Yes. Are these seemingly simple books too young for her? NO!

Which leads me to what I absolutely love about this series. It is simple. It is straightforward. It is fun. It is chock-full of great learning! This series takes the complexity of a foreign culture and makes it accessible to even very young children in a delightful way. Each book has a sturdy glossy cover,with unpretentious but engaging pictures. The pictures are in full color; again, simple, but winsome. The first page features a map, with the title of the country and a big star denoting the capital. This is followed by a picture of children pointing out where that country would be on a globe. Each book follows the same format of information delivery; it describes what life might be like for you if you were a boy or a girl living in this country, beginning with common names, common foods, clothing, major landmarks, games, celebrations and schooling. There is an extensive pronunciation guide at the back of each book. Each book is around 30 pages long.

These books are a terrific addition to any home library, would be great to build a geography or cultural understanding unit study around, a good introduction to anyone visiting any of these countries or simply for the geographically curious. Highly recommended as a resource to make learning fun.
Titles in the series so far: India, Turkey, Mexico, Norway , South Korea, France, Portugal, Russia, Australia,Kenya

The list price for each title in the series is $9.99, and it is currently available on Kindle for $0.99.

My previous review of Carole P. Romans books can be found here.
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1 comment:

Carole P. Roman said...

Thank you for the wonderful review!