Friday, August 12, 2016

Children's Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived in...Brazil By Carole P. Roman

A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World

By: Carole P. Roman

Illustrated by: Kelsea Wierenga

Published: July 7, 2016

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform


With all the excitement of the 2016 Olympics, your children may be asking about the country of Brazil. Roman's book, like her others in this cultural series, will answer all their questions and more.

Not just focusing on the large cities in Brazil, but the rainforest and other famous tour locations, Roman shares the numerous things to love about Brazil. From the language to the activities, children will get a sense of what an average child would experience if they lived in Brazil.

I had no idea that Brazil was the world's largest producer of coffee in the world. I'll have to pay more attention to where my coffee comes from.

The illustrations are bold and drawn to show accurate descriptions of the land and people. I loved how Wierenga portrayed a family taking a selfie at the Christ the Redeemer statue, a famous tourist location in Brazil. Wierenga uses a unique way of placing her illustrations in front of actual photos of the country.

Like the others in this series, children and parents will find much to learn about the country.  This book would make another great asset to a school, home and community library.

Carole P. Roman
Award winning author Carole P. Roman is a former teacher turned businesswoman. She has successfully run a family business with her husband. Her most favorite job is being a grandmother to her many grandchildren. She currently lives on Long Island with her husband. Carole has written several books for children including the IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN...series as well as a fiction series for children, CAPTAIN NO BEARD involving lots of fun adventure and imagination. For more on Carole, visit her website, caroleproman.comYou can see all of Roman's books by clicking, HERE

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Thanks to the author for sending a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. This review is my honest opinion. I was not compensated in any way for this review. If you choose to purchase the book through the above link, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase. Thanks for supporting 

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