Friday, September 29, 2017

Book Review: 'If You Were Me and Lived in...Germany' by Carole P. Roman

The multi-talented Carole P. Roman, whose `Captain No Beard' books continue to stay on top of the list of children's favorites, adds another country to explore in this book on Israel: another in her series that enrich children's knowledge of other countries and other cultures that include books on Mexico, France, South Korea, Norway, India, Kenya, Turkey, Hungary, Israel, Scotland, Russia, Poland, Peru, Portugal, Greece, England, Egypt, Australia, Brazil and now Germany. The illustrations for this educational and entertaining book are by Kelsea Wierenga.

As usual Roman stars with a map to show children where the country is on the globe, takes us to the capital of Germany (Berlin) while revealing some of the history of that famous city. We the names that are common for children in that country along with the terms of mom and dad, the currency exchange name used in the markets, a visit to the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle, have a sumptuous feast in Hamburg, learn the names of the foods, the games and sports, and the special holiday Oktoberfest. At book's end she offers a pronunciation guide for the terms she has introduced in the book.

Carole Roman's book are fun, entertaining, and educational and are beginning to play a major role in introducing the many countries of this shrinking globe, allowing children to enjoy the wonderful cultures and differences of the many peoples on this planet. It would be very wise to obtain the entire set for your children's edification and pleasure. Grady Harp, March 17
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

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