Illustrated with simple, brightly colored line drawings of a boy and girl who are the narrators will appeal to children for the simplicity and colorful detail. The two children instruct first of all on the locale of Mexico and France. Once you understand where the country is located, you begin with some basic terms or words: France - your mommy is Maman and your daddy is Papa. They would pay in Euros (money). You might eat crepes (thin pancakes) or play with your poupée (doll). And then in Mexico - Mommy and daddy are Mama and Papa (Oh, not so different, you say?). For money you would use a peso. A favorite food might be a tamale - but we can get them here in the USA, too. And your doll is know as a muñeca.
Carole Roman is dedicated to helping children learn - good conduct, good behavior, and social studies. All this is well presented in her very enjoyable books Captain No Beard series and this new series If You Were Me and Lived in..... Her interest in children learning is further illustrated in her generosity in providing copies for families to read to their children. So be sure you enter to win one copy of each of the new books If You Were Me and Lived in Mexico and France.
At the end of each of these books is a glossary of the new language words used in the book. It would be so much fun to read the Mexico book and then go to a "Mexican" restaurant and order tamales. And then to also "speak a few words in your new language" with some of the native Mexican waiters. Why not try it?
GIVEAWAY:Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. You may be blessed to be the winner of these two books that Carole P. Roman is so generously providing. I believe she also plans to provide an inflatable world globe. Won't that be fun? Begins June 5 & ENDS June 27 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT. Open to USA addresses only.
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DISCLOSURE: The author provided a copy of each book to facilitate my honest review. The winner's copy will also be provided by the author. Opinions expressed are solely my own.