Friday, 28 November 2014

If You Were Me and Lived in … Greece by Carole P. Roman: Book Review

If You Were Me and Lived in … Greece  is one among the children's book series by author Carole.  This series intends to educate children about cultures of several countries. The collection is ideal for children of ages four to eight.

Fairy tales, bedtime stories, moral stories - well, your children must have heard enough of all these tales year after year. Why not introduce your little champs to something different and something interesting?! How about telling them how people in the other part of the globe live? Imagine how exciting it would be!

Now, if you would have to teach your children about other countries, you would probably do a search in Google to begin with. After  reading pages of information, you would still not be sure what and how to introduce your four year old to other cultures. That's when this wonderful series for children will come handy.

If You Were Me and Lived in … Greece takes kids a trip to Greece. Here are a few interesting facts children will learn in their reading trip:

  • The location of Greece in the world map 
  • The importance of Greece being called as the "Cradle of Western Civilization"
  • The names of prominent Greek philosophers
  • Common names of Greek boys and girls
  • Addressing of mom, dad and grannies in the Greek language
  • Popular places in Greece
  • Common Greek dishes
  • Greece and Olympics
  • Popular holidays in Greece

The big bold font would be the first thing to catch your attention. The written content is mostly to the left side of the page and a relevant, colourful illustration corresponds to the right. The language is simple and children of around 5 years age will be able to read aloud the sentences with ease.

Undoubtedly, this series is a good addition to your children's books collection. Do check the other books in this series.

Review of If you were me and lived in...Portugal is here.

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About the book

If you were me and lived in... Greece: A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World by Carole P. Roman
ISBN: 978-1497526181  Publisher: CreateSpace  Date of publish: September 23, 2014  Pages: 30
S.R.P.: $8.78

About the author

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the If You Were Me and Lived in… series, which won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012. She collaborated on this installment in the series with her five-year-old grandson, Alexander. Roman also writes the Captain No Beard series, the first of which was named a Kirkus Best of 2012, received a Star of Remarkable Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012.

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  1. That was my pleasure. Thanks for the review copy! Awaiting the next book in this series.