Today we're looking at Carole P. Roman's latest two books in the series, Peru and Greece.
In If You Were Me and Lived in...Greece, early learners get a taste of what their life would be like if they lived in Greece while being introduced to the birthplace of democracy. This exciting visit to Greece also introduces the important concept of democracy to children and highlights some of the other cultural contributions that Greece has made to Western civilization.
There are illustrations depicting current life and part of the history of Greece. As in the other books in the series, the reader will learn what he would call his mother and father and his grandparents. What the name of money for that country is and the name of a toy they might purchase for themselves. Holidays and school are touched on. In the back of the book, there are words with pronunciation guides that aid in understanding.
PeruIn If You Were Me and Lived in Peru, you discover South America and gain a colorful glimpse into what living in Peru is like. Highlighting a myriad of topics, including language, cuisine, climate, and history, this book teaches kids about diversity while also revealing to them the important truth that we are all connected.
I like that the author has touched on the history of the Inca in Peru and the ancient city built on a mountain. Also, that the potato is indigenous to Peru and a staple in their diet.
The books "Greece" and "Peru" follow the stylized pattern that Roman has established for this series. To date she has published books on the following: South Korea, France, Norway, Kenya, Turkey, India, Australia, Russia, Portugal, Greece, and Peru.
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy of these books by the author in exchange for my review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I was not compensated for this review.