Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Review: If You Were Me and Lived in...Ancient China: The Han Dynasty by Carole P. Roman, Illustrations by Mateya Arakova

30973998Title: If you were me and lived in...Ancient China: The Han Dynasty
Author: Carole P. Roman
Illustrator: Mateya Arakova
Published: June 26, 2016
Pages: 47
Genre: Children ages 8 on up
Review: Paperback provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk


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 Viking Europe, and what children in the Han Dynasty 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.

I am so glad the author is doing books like this. As they seem to be filled with a lot more information than her other books of If you were me and lived in.... I feel like when I read this to K he is learning a bit about history but in an easier and fun way to learn. In this book we are taken back to Ancient China and we learn about the social status of the people to what they wore, what certain colors meant, to even the teachings that were passed down. I learned things myself that I didn't know before. Such as white is what you wore to a funeral which I didn't know that was Chinese tradition and I found that to be pretty neat. 
I think this book and series is perfect for kids that want to learn about history from different places but in a fun way and not the boring way. 
K really thought it was neat how silk was made and we got insight on how that started in this book. 
I can not wait to read more to K as I am sure he is going to love the other books.

Questions and Answers with K

1. Did you like learning about Ancient China?
"I did."

2. Did anything stand out to you in this book?
"I liked the silkworms. Though I thought that the worms would turn into moths"

3. Would you recommend this book to your school library or maybe your teacher?
"I would. I think other kids might like learning."




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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