Children’s Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived in….Israel and Poland By Carole P Roman

IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN…ISRAEL
A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World

By: Carole P. Roman

Illustrated by: Kelsea Wierenga

Published: November 2, 2016

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Non-Fiction

I learned a lot while reading this book about Israel. Some things I knew, of course, like about the city of Jerusalem being a mecca of religions. But, others, like the fact that they read from right to left in Israel, I had no idea. I would love to experience the Dead Sea some day and see if all that salt really does make you float.

As like the other books in this series, Roman takes the reader through the basics of living in the country including family and food description that will make you salivate. The illustrations are fitting for the country including clothing and skin color. The glossary at the back defines the unknown terms and offers pronunciations.

IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN…POLAND
A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World

By: Carole P. Roman

Illustrated by: Kelsea Wierenga

Published: August 27, 2016

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Non-Fiction

I think Poland is one of those countries rarely talked about in school unless you are studying WWII. Most of what I know about Poland, I’ve learned from stories I’ve read during WWII and nothing current. So, I found much to learn in this book that is part of Roman’s wonderful series that teaches children about the culture and language of countries all over the world.

I was fascinated by the salt mine that you could tour if visiting Krakow. I likely wouldn’t be able to handle it as I am claustrophobic, but it sounds like it is quite a site to see. I also had no idea that Poland was the place for birdIs to migrate and breed during the summers in Europe. It would be fun to “spot the gnomes” while visiting Poland as well.

Wonderful illustrations, a bit of history, and current facts will give both children and parents plenty to learn about Poland.

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 just been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, ERIK Award for 2013, ForeWord Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader’s Views Children’s Book of the Year 2013, Shelf Unbound Best Series, Back to School Resource Winner, IAN, National Indie Excellence Award, MoonBeam Award for If You Were Me and Lived in…Scotland. She is also the author of the award-winning non-fiction culture series If You Were Me and Lived in…exploring customs and culture around the world. She co-authored Navigating Indieworld: A Beginner’s Guide To Self-Publishing and Marketing Your Book, which earned a 5 Star ForeWord Review Clarion Review. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren. Check out Carole’s website, HERE

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  1. Hyacinth Marius on February 8, 2017 at 3:48 am

    This is a very informative book with colorful illustrations. I would highly recommend it!

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