Monday, October 28, 2013

Children’s Book Review & Giveaway: If You Were Me and Lived in …Norway: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World by Carole P. Roman

I received this book for free from Fire and Ice Book Tours, the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Children’s Book Review & Giveaway: If You Were Me and Lived in …Norway: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World by Carole P. Roman
If You Were Me and Lived in ...Norway: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World by Carole P. Roman
Series: An Introduction to Learning About Other Cultures
on September 22, 2013
Genres: children's, non-fiction
Pages: 17
Format: eBook
Source: Fire and Ice Book Tours, the author
5 Stars
Join Carole P. Roman on a trip to the Northern Hemisphere and learn about Norway- The Land Of the Midnight Sun. In this exciting series, children are able to read about the many things we share in this great, big world of ours. If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway describes many things that make that country unique and fun. Readers will be able to learn about the capital, common names, a beloved holiday, as well as favorite food and other fun facts. This book is an excellent introduction for those beginners who want to learn about the many thrilling places and great people who share our planet.
This adorable children’s book introduces readers to life and culture in Norway. Being 29 years old and a mother of a two year old, I am always on the lookout for books to open his eyes and ears to the world through being read to. The illustrations are engaging and drawn as if by a child… but not immaturely. Each drawing is a good visual explanation for the blurbs on each page.
The seventeen page book covers a large wealth of practical information. Ms. Roman covers Norway’s geographical location, sites, and popular locations. One such location is the Kirkenes Snowhotel. I wanna go! Ms. Roman also covers popular female and male names and what children in Norway call their parents. Culturally, the author gives examples of popular foods, a holiday, and outdoor activities (skiing). It was pretty fun to learn what a smorbord was… even if it involved shrimp.
At $2 bucks for the Kindle version, this is a great book for any child or family wanting to learn about various cultures. The easy to understand blurbs and illustrations are fun for any age. To help with the foreign vocabulary featured in the book, there is even a pronunciation guide in the back of the book.

Named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born.”Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life” has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Remarkable Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. “Pepper Parrot’s Problem with Patience” Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. It has followed with six more books to the series.
Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.
Her new non fiction series, “If You Were Me and Lived in…” combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, “If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico” has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year.
Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.
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