If You Were Me and Lived in...Greece

A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World (Volume 11)

Children - Educational
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 10/13/2017
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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 Barbara Fanson for Readers' Favorite

I enjoyed learning more about Greece in the book If You Were Me and Lived in...Greece: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World (Volume 11). Author Carole P. Roman has researched the country, organized the information into topics, written, and illustrated this children’s picture book. But, it’s more than a picture book—it’s educational and makes me want to visit the country. I like how she includes the pronunciation in parentheses following an unusual word, so that we know how to pronounce these new and unusual words. She also includes a Pronunciation Guide at the back of the book with all the unusual words found in the book. Greece is such an old, historically significant country and the author has captured that.

I enjoyed looking at the illustrations in this children’s picture book to determine which part is a real photograph and which part is a drawing. It’s an interesting technique found throughout the narrative. The book is well organized by topics of interest to children. Schools, libraries, and homes will want to stock this book, as well as the other books in the series. I like how the author compares the word 'doll' in English with the word in Greek. She also informs students what the English word 'school' is in Greek. This book also includes details on special holidays or traditions celebrated in Greece. Children and teachers will like these comparisons and will find the new words interesting.