Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Children's Book Review~If You Were Me and Lived In...Greece
My family and I have been enjoying Carole P. Roman's series that introduces children to other cultures around the world. I was especially excited to receive If You Were Me and Lived In...Greece because I come from a Greek family (you may have already figured that out by my name-Athena). I have never been to Greece, but have heard so many stories and enjoy learning about our family's heritage.
If You Were Me and Lived In...Greece starts out with two Greek children showing where Greece is on a map, and discussing Athens, the capital. The kids discuss what popular names are for boys and girls, and what you would call your parents and grandparents. My husband and I have continued on our family's tradition and we are Yaya and Papou to our grandson. I love being a Yaya!
Continuing on in the book, you learn about what currency is used in Greece and what toys you may buy with your money. The children tell you what is good to eat in Greece, and popular attractions you would take visitors to. The Olympics are discussed, school, and holidays. At the back of the book is a very handy pronunciation guide.
The If You Were Me and Lived In... series is wonderful for families. It would make a great addition to homeschool curriculum as well. Although it is written for children, our entire family has learned so much by reading this series! It has color illustrations on every page, and is written in a type perfect for school age children to read.
You can learn more about author Carole P. Roman and her books at her website. You can purchase If You Were Me and Lived In...Greece at Amazon.
*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.