If You Were Me and Lived In … France

A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World (Volume 2)

Children - Educational
28 Pages
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

Did you know that in 1828, Paris (pronounced Pair-ee) was the first city in Europe to use gas lamps to light the streets and that’s how Paris got its nickname of “City of Light” or “La Ville-Lumiere.” That is just some of the interesting information you’ll find in the book If You Were Me and Lived In … France by Carole P. Roman. This book is a wonderful introduction to the country of France and its culture and language. I like how the author puts the pronunciation in parentheses following an unusual word. She also includes a Pronunciation Guide at the back of the book with all the unusual words found in the book.

If You Were Me and Lived In … France by Carole P. Roman is one of a series of books that libraries, schools, and homes will want to collect. Each book takes you into a country and explains the traditions, geography, and culture of the country. I like the world map that shows where in the world the country is located. Of course, the illustrations help to demonstrate the topics. The book is organized into topics that are easy to understand, such as currency, stores, common names, and common words. The colorful illustrations combine real photographs in the background with drawings in the foreground. I found myself going back through the book to study the illustrations and guess which part is real and which part is the drawing. If You Were Me and Lived In … France should be a part of every school library. I believe teachers will enjoy sharing this introduction to France with their students and that parents will want to expose their children to other countries and their traditions.