Sunday, November 3, 2013

TOS Review: If You Were Me And Lived In...

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We were thrilled when offered to review several books from a new children's series that explores customs and cultures from around the world.  The "If You Were Me And Lived In..." series is written by award-winning author Carole P. Roman with Away We Go Media. 


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 We received the following books from the series.  




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Recommended Age:  Pre-K to 8 years old

Price:  $8.99 each

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Izzie (7 years old) and Mac (4 years old) have been traveling around the world this fall in their geography curriculum, so these books were a perfect supplement!  Each 8 1/2" X 8 1/2" soft bound book introduces one country and contains many interesting facts with colorful illustrations.  There are between 22-28 pages within each book.  In addition, each book follows the same sequence to present the information.
 
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These 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ softcover books feature large print text and - See more at: http://schoolhousereviewcrew.com/carole-p-roman-book-reviews/#sthash.poCXgkuN.dpu
Each book begins with an outline of the country with the capital.

If You Were Me And Lived In...France

Followed by the location of the country on a globe.  

If You Were Me And Lived In...France

 Next, there are amazing illustrations of the capital city with interesting facts.

If You Were Me And Lived In...France

Followed by a background scene representing the country with a boy and girl, stating what their names could be.

If You Were Me And Lived In...Mexico

 My girls loved learning how to say Mommy and Daddy in the official language of each country.

If You Were Me And Lived In...Mexico

 Next, they learned what type of currency is used in each country.

If You Were Me And Lived In...Mexico

 The colorful illustrations representing destinations in each country were very eye-catching!

If You Were Me And Lived In...Norway

My girls also enjoyed learning about the different types of activities and sports that the children participated in from each country. 

If You Were Me And Lived In...Norway

 A colorful illustration depicted authentic foods from each country. 

If You Were Me And Lived In...Norway

In addition, each book introduced a holiday with very colorful illustrations.

If You Were Me And Lived In...South Korea

Near the end of each book there was an illustration depicting a school for each country.

If You Were Me And Lived In...South Korea

The last two-page spread was the same for all books.  

If You Were Me And Lived In...South Korea

The last page of each book was a Pronunciation Index. 

If You Were Me And Lived In...Pronunciation Indexes

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 What did I like?
  • The colorful illustrations captured both the girls and my attention!  Mac, my non-reader, enjoyed flipping through each book just to look at the pictures!  
  • The large text and simple sentences are perfect for beginning readers. 
  • The facts are truly interesting and relevant for the recommended age-level.
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In conclusion, I would highly recommend the "If You Were Me And Lived In..." series!  The books were full of interesting facts and beautiful illustrations from each country.

I look forward to adding to our collection!  Coming soon...

If You Were Me And Lived In...Turkey

If You Were Me And Lived In...Kenya

Sail over to read what other Crew Mates had to say about their experience.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for that beautiful review! I'm glad Izzie and Mac enjoyed the books and hope they go back to them and compare all the different cultures.

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