Saturday, March 7, 2015

Review: If You Were Me and Lived in...Scotland: A Child's Introduction to Culures Around the World by Carole P. Roman

Ms. Roman has a wonderful way of introducing younger children and there parents to different countries and this book about Scotland is excellent.
We learn that Scotland occupies about a third of the island of Great Britain and is made up of more the 790 islands.
Since Edinburgh is the capital, many people live, work and go to the university there where they can learn about medicine, law, engineering and science.
Children call their mothers, Mathair and there fathers, Daddah. Some of the more common boy’s names are Ian, Connor or Malcom. Girl’s common names are Kelsey, Margaret and Aillen.
Many people who visit take a trip to Loch Ness, a large freshwater lake in the Scottish Highlands. Some people claim to have seen Nessee a large dinosaur but nobody has even seen a picture of her so they are not sure if she is even there.
Like here golf is a favorite sport and played on a large open field. Of course the idea of the game is the same, to get a small hard ball into a tiny hole with as few strokes as possible.
After learning some of these interesting facts my family definitely would like to visit Scotland, wouldn’t you?

We received this book to give an honest review.

This series is a great learning series for young kids. They get to use their imaginations and travel to new places with each book. In this story we are taken into the world of Scotland. We learn what people wear, what they eat (I have to say that the dish that contains a sheep's stomach was not appealing), what they call their parents. It is all very education and fun. I have always wanted to visit Scotland since I was a child and after reading this book I still do. K loves trying to say the different words that people in Scotland say and it was a hoot listening to him. 
This book is filled with so much information that is does not come across as boring or as too much. It is the perfect amount for kids to learn.

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