If You Were Me and Lived in... Germany

A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World (Volume 21)

Non-Fiction - Cultural
35 Pages
Reviewed on 05/22/2017
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Author Biography

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children's books. Whether it's pirates, princesses, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children. She hosts two blog radio programs and is one of the founders of a new magazine, Indie Author's Monthly. She's been interviewed twice by Forbes Magazine. Carole has co-authored a self-help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. Oh Susannah is her first Early Reader Chapter book series. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.

Her series includes:
Captain No Beard
If You Were Me and Lived in- Cultural
If You Were Me and Lived in- Historical
Nursery series
Oh Susannah- Early Reader
Navigating Indieworld- with co-author Julie A. Gerber
Indieworld Marketing- with co-authors Angela Hausman and Julie A. Gerber

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

If You Were Me and Lived in...Germany is an educational children’s book, written by Carole P. Roman and illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga. With an ever-changing lifestyle and culture, Germany is a country which comes with a long history, and people who enjoy the simplicity of nature. Once split by a wall, preventing many families from seeing each other for a very long time, Berlin is Germany’s capital, which is now very culturally enriched, valuing the importance of love and family. Basic German language is used and explained throughout the text, using high-quality illustrations and cleverly-utilized linguistics. The historical sites in Germany are numerous, the food and culture are rich, the sports and festivals are vastly popular and the language is fun to learn. A full glossary of terms, used throughout the book, is provided at the end.

Carole P. Roman’s beautifully presented book about such a rich culture is a true delight to read. The many educational facts about Germany are accompanied by unique illustrations which fit in with today’s generation, such as taking selfies in front of a majestic old castle. Showcasing an amazing country in such a picturesque and interesting way was quite clever, especially during such political unrest in today’s world. Never before had I seen how Germans live and relate to each other, both amongst friends and family, while within their own country. With so many things to see and enjoy in Germany, I am tempted to pack my bags and pay the country a visit, since it is not so far away from the one in which I live. I was quite pleased with the information the book provided, and recommend If You Were Me and Lived in...Germany to all readers aged 7-12, whether you have German friends, family, are studying the language, or someday hope to travel within Germany’s borders.