Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Review: If You Were Me and Lived In...Renaissance Italy by Carole P. Roman, Silvia Brunetti (Illustrations)

30146437Title: If You Were Me and Lived in...Renaissance Italy
Author: Carole P. Roman
Illustrator: Silvia Brunetti
Published: May 6, 2016
Pages: 58
Genre: Children ages 8 on up
Review: Paperback provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, 

Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series. Learn what kind of food you might eat in Ancient Greece, the clothes you wore in 15th century Renaissance Italy, what your name could be in Elizabethan England, and what Colonial American children did for fun. If You Were Me and Lived in...does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture. So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.

We received this book to give an honest review.

So in this story we are learning about how it was to live in Renaissance Italy in the 15th century. It is amazing how much has changed since that time period. We learn what your name may have been, to how houses looked to, what you may have worn. 
We get information on how people lived then and how some people were wealthy and some were not. I think this was a bit of an eye opener for K has he got to see the different jobs so to speak within this book. Like servants had to live at the top of the house where it was the hottest part to where they only had a certain outfit to wear. We also learn about the clothing, schooling and the giant carnival.
At the end of the book is not only a glossary but information on famous people who were a part of the Renaissance along with why art was important. 
I really liked the pictures that were in this book especially the one that showed how the currency looked. 
I wonder what else the author will write about as far as time periods go as it is neat to learn new things that we didn't know before.

Questions and Answers with K

1. Did you like the book?

2. Was there anything in the book that you liked more?

"I liked how they talked about the food they ate."

3. Would you recommend this book?
"Mom, you always ask me this question. I would tell my teacher to add this book to the classroom" 

Carole P. Roman
Award winning author Carole P. Roman is a former teacher turned businesswoman. She has successfully run a family business with her husband that employs close to five hundred people. Her most favorite job is being grandmother to her many grandchildren. Roman has two wonderful sons and hit the jackpot in the daughter-in-law department. She currently lives on Long Island with her husband.
Her first book, Captain No Beard - An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life has been named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 as well garnered the star of remarkable merit. It was named in the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Fiction 2012. Captain No Beard has developed in a series of 6 more books. She is the author of the best selling book, I Want To Do Yoga Too. Currently, she is working on her educational series that explores different cultures from a child's point of view. If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico, received the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's non-fiction 2012. If You Were Me and Lived in...Kenya received 5 Stars from the ForeWord Clarion Review. She just completed Russia with the help of her five year old grandson and loved every minute of it.



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