Monday, May 4, 2015

Review: If You Were Me And Lived In . . . Mexico

"If You Were Me and Lived in ...Mexico-A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World" is the first entry in an exciting new children's series that focuses on learning and appreciating the many cultures that make up our small planet. Perfect for children from Pre-K to age 8, this book is a groundbreaking new experience in elementary education. Interesting facts and colorful illustrations help children realize that although the world is large, people all over the globe are basically the same.
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Perhaps it's because I've read several books from Carole P. Roman's If You Were Me and Lived in  series over the past week or so (I'm trying to catch up on my TBR pile), but If You Were Me and Lived in . . . Mexico (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013) struck me as a little bland.  Sure the usual information (pesos are money, soccer is mistakenly called football [snort]), but there isn't anything to really make a child sit up and say wow.  Or, maybe it's just me.  Still, if you want a basic if not terribly exciting introduction to Mexico, If You Were Me and Lived in . . . Mexico is fine for the littler ones.

I received a complimentary copy of If You Were Me and Lived in . . . Mexico to facilitate my review.  No other compensation was received.  For full disclosure, see the sidebar.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Review: If You Were Me And Lived In . . . Kenya

Let's travel to Kenya! Number five in this exciting series travels to Africa to learn about the thrilling country of Kenya. This extraordinary book "If You Were Me and Lived in...Kenya- A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World" explores life for children on a new continent. The book touches on many familiar topics such as names, money, games,and food as well the sites and sounds that come with living in Africa. Embraced by educators, parents, and children, the series gently and respectfully introduces the subjects of cultures and customs around the world.
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All of the books in Carole P. Roman's If You Were Me and Lived in series are well done, but If You Were Me and Lived in . . . Kenya (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform) is exceptional.  It follows the same format as the other books in the series (vocabulary, daily activities, etc.), but there is just so much cool stuff in Kenya to engage the imagination of a small child!  Exotic animals, foods, children making their own toys . . . all colorfully illustrated.  If you are interested in introducing a small child to the If You Were Me and Lived in series, If You Were Me and Lived in . . . Kenya is a great place to start.

I received a complimentary copy of If You Were Me and Lived in . . . Kenya to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received.  For full disclosure, see the sidebar.