Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite
Did you know that potatoes come from Peru? Would you like to try some ceviche? If You Were Me and Lived In...Peru (A Child's Introduction To Cultures Around The World Volume 12) by Carole P. Roman is an educational children's picture book. Read through the fascinating history of the ancient city of Machu Picchu, discover what early Inca kings used to eat as a delicacy, and learn the diverse cultures of the Peruvian peoples. Curious about what kind of sports Peruvian children play? Or are you more interested in what they use as currency? Perhaps you would like to know what kind of unique traditions and holidays they celebrate? This book touches on these questions and more. Are you ready to learn about the vibrant land and people of Peru?
If You Were Me and Lived In...Peru (A Child's Introduction To Cultures Around The World Volume 12) by Carole P. Roman is a multiple award-winning book, including children's book awards and homeschooling blogs. The pages are richly colored with engaging pictures and interesting facts about the festive country of Peru. This is the twelfth book in the If You Were Me and Lived In... series and it remains one of my favorites. I appreciate how Ms. Roman presents her facts and data in such an interesting and fun way, engaging the child in the everyday lives of Peruvian children. As a mother and teacher, I know the importance of teaching diversity, and this book is a great first step. With keywords and a handy pronunciation guide throughout the book and at the end, this book is excellent for early graders as it is easily read and understood. I like these books! I believe that they are the perfect companion to social studies assignments.