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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Carole P. Roman: “If You Were Me and Lived In… ~ a TOS review

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Have you ever wondered what it's like to live in or visit another country? Say, France, Mexico, Norway or South Korea? Today I am pleased to share with you 4 books If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico, If You Were Me and Lived in...South Korea, If You Were Me and Lived in...France, If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway from an award winning new author Carole P. Roman.

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Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons and has just finished the first four books of six in a groundbreaking new nonfiction series about culture around the world. Combining her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us has given us the reader a chance to explore "If You Were Me and Lived in..."

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We received four books recommended for children PreK to age 8 in softcover edition along with a blow up globe, two passports with stickers and two world flag pencils. Each book has two children, a boy and a girl, telling the story about their country. From the start we are shown on the globe where each country is located  and given information about the capital, landmarks, food and other interesting facts about their country for reference.

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A list of names is given for what you might be called if you were born there and we are also told what we would call our parents in our native language along with some popular places we could visit. Where would you get your education, what kind of sports would you play? It's all included in the book! Pronunciations to the foreign words in the book are included in the pronunciation guide found at the back of the book to help your read the words correctly.

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When this review was offered I knew we wanted to be apart of it. One because we love new books and two, the Lt. was heading to South Korea for a quick two week deployment. It was so great being able to share with the girls, especially my younger two what daddy would see and where he was going. He was able to bring us back some Korean money and soda cans from the vending machines. We also have friends living in Norway right now so it is great to read about the country they call home for now.

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The pictures in the books are bright and eye-catching making you want to know more. They are geared towards young kids and I know that my young ones (and older ones) have enjoyed reading them. Affordably priced at just under $9. any of the books in this series would make a wonderful addition to a unit study.  We have thoroughly enjoyed these books and look forward to adding the final two installments to our collection. Be sure to check out what my CrewMates thought of these books by clicking the banner below.


Company ~ Carole P. Roman

Product ~

If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico
If You Were Me and Lived in...South Korea
If You Were Me and Lived in...France
If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway

Price ~ under $9.00

Ages ~ PreK - 8 years old

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