IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN…FRANCE…
A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World
By: Carole P. Roman
Published: May 2, 2013
Carole Roman has created a series introducing young children to cultures and people across the world. Including the book above, she has also written books about Mexico, South Korea and most recently, Norway.
The book is written in such a fun and informative way, that even the adult can learn along with the child. In France, Roman takes us to Paris and introduces us to places and people that we might see. Rather than using the words we are used to, she introduces us to a Boulangerie (boo-Lawn-jair-EE) or a bakery. By teaching us the correct French words and pronunciation we can really understand the culture. You can teach your child the word and pronounce it together….in effect learning a new language!
The illustrations in the book are vivid and fun for the child to see the places described on the pages. Much like the cover, the children and places are drawn with realistic cartoon images and everyone is wearing a big smile!
I could see these books used in our elementary school as well as those who home-school. They are short enough to hold the child’s interest and encourage use of the language as well. I look forward to seeing more of Roman’s series…introducing kids to places all over the world.
Carole P. Roman is a former teacher turned businesswoman and now award winning author. But her favorite title is Grandma. She lives in Long Island with her husband. Her first book, CAPTAIN NO BEARD – AN IMAGINARY TALE OF A PIRATES LIFE has also turned into a series. Other books in the country series in the works include Kenya and Turkey.
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This sounds like a winner! I love books that introduce youngsters to other cultures.
I like great non-fiction for kids. If they're done right, they are good teaching tools. I especially like books about other cultures, and this one looks good!
Lovely review! This book sounds like a wonderful way for children to learn about other cultures and countries.