Summer is here. Kids are out of school. Vacations have begun and those can be local or anywhere else in the World besides your own backyard. But what if you're not going to get to go anywhere besides your own backyard? That doesn't mean your mind can't travel. So let's take a mind-vacation-trip. Today our introduction to cultures of the world takes us to Scotland and Hungary. Author Carole P. Roman continues writing her series of little books giving youngsters a glimpse into the lives of children in various countries.
SCOTLANDAs with other books in the If You Were Me and Lived in….. series, Scotland is introduced to the reader as a part of the United Kingdom that is comprised of Britain, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. There are over 700 islands comprising Scotland. Edinburg is the capital and people have lived in that area for thousands of years.
Information of particular interest to the young child is included such as common names of boys and girls, what they call mother and father, special games, and foods that are eaten there.
Of course, the legend of the Loch Ness Monster is mentioned and the official animal of Scotland – the unicorn. The wearing of the kilt and of tartan is illustrated and explained.
At the back of the book is a guide to words of interest and how to pronounce them.
HUNGARYAs with all of Carole P. Roman's Introduction to Cultures books, we begin with locating the country on the World globe. Did you know that Hungary is completely land-locked and in central Europe. Budapest is the capital and largest city no only of Hungary but also of the European Union?
Hungary is famous for its beautiful caves. There are over 700 caves they are famous for the stalagmites in the caves.
Goulash is a popular food and they use a lot of paprika to season their food.
They have their own holidays, too. Hungary's history dates back over 1,000 years.
At the end of the book there is a page of words with definitions that are good to know about Hungary.
To date, Carole P. Roman has written and printed more than ten of the If You Were Me and Lived in…… books. Chat With Vera has reviewed most of these. I invite you to read my reviews and see if these might be good books to add to the library of that special child of yours. They are especially nice to have on hand in the home school library or school classroom library.
Begins June 12 & ENDS June 30 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT.
Open to USA addresses only.a Rafflecopter giveawayDISCLOSURE: The author provided a complimentary copy of If You Were Me and Lived In Scotland and also .... Hungary in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own and I was not compensated for this review. Giveaway prizes are provided by the author and sent directly to the winner.