Monday, April 13, 2015
Children's Book Review~If You Were Me and Lived in...Hungary
Author Carole P. Roman has a wonderful series for children that introduces them to culture around the world. The most recent book in the series that I reviewed is If You Were Me and Lived In...Hungary. In this book, a girl and boy from Hungary tell you all about their country. First they show you where Hungary is on a globe and map, and tell you about the capital city and other landmarks.
Next, they share what names are popular for boys and girls, and what you would call your parents. They also talk about toys, money, and fun places to go. You stop by their Nagy's (Grandma's) house and see what she is cooking. They also tell you about a hero and holidays they have, as well as popular sports and school. At the back of the book is a pronunciation guide.
My family has enjoyed all of the books in this series. They are a great way to teach kids in a fun and easy manner about other countries. I always learn at least one thing (but usually more) in every book! For example, in If You Were Me and Lived In...Hungary I learned that the Rubik's Cube was invented in Hungary! This series is great to add to your family's book collection, perfect for homeschoolers, and would make a great gift.
You can learn more about author Carole P. Roman and her books at her website.
*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.