Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Review: If you were me and lived in... Russia: A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World by Carole P. Roman


Exploring the world has never easier—or more fun!—than with Carole P. Roman’s award-winning If You Were Me and Lived In… children’s series. Continuing its globetrotting tradition, If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia explores the magic and wonder of this captivating country. As children ages three to eight take a leisurely stroll around Russia, they will come across some of the country’s most recognizable sites, including the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and the Red Square. Learn about Russia’s yummy delicacies, like borscht and caviar, before playing popular Russian games like chess and “fipe”—a game children may know better as “tag”! Brimming with these and other fascinating facts, If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia is the perfect way to both entertain and educate your children about the great big world that exists outside their windows. From Russia’s festive New Year’s celebrations to popular Russian names, this charming addition to the If You Were Me and Lived in… family explains everything there is to know about one of the world’s most historic destinations. Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the If You Were Me and Lived in… series, which won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012. She collaborated on this installment in the series with her five-year-old grandson, Alexander. Roman also writes the Captain No Beard series, the first of which was named a Kirkus Best of 2012, received a Star of Remarkable Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012.

We received this book to give an honest review.

With this series this time we got to explore Russia. I learned a lot of things I didn't know about Russia and I am sure K did as well. This is a perfect read not only in the home in school as well. Did you know that Russia has 9 different time zones? I totally didn't know that. How cool is that? We both learned what they call their hats. Never knew it has a specific name before. You learn so much from reading this book and the other books in this amazing series. That you just can't help but to go umm I wonder what it would be like to live there. 
Now I had a lot of trouble pronouncing these words and I was very very thankful that at the end there was a guide to help me out. Lovely pictures that went with the book.

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