Friday, May 2, 2014

Review:If You Were Me And Lived In...Australia by:Carole P Roman

 If You Were Me and Lived In... Australia: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World
About the Book:
Among the topics that are introduced in this journey to Australia are the unusual indigenous animals, the extraordinary Great Barrier Reef, the currency, the beloved game of cricket and the national holiday, Australia Day, as well as the special nicknames people have for one another and the curious taste sensation, Vegemite.

About the Author:
About the Author: A former social studies teacher, award-winning author Carole P. Roman has added a new book to her cultural education series titled "If You Were Me and Lived in … Australia." Other books in the series have featured France, South Korea and Turkey, and the book about Mexico was awarded the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Interest in 2012. Roman loves to learn about many places, but there's no place like home and family in Long Island, N.Y.

My Review:
 If you are new to the author, Carole P. Roman let me be the first to tell you that her books will help your child and you, the parent learn so much more about other countries and their culture. She thoroughly researches foreign lands to help educate our kids. I as a homeschool mom love using her books along with my children's history lessons. It opens up a whole new word to them. Her books are like short field trips packed in between a book cover. 

 Her latest release is to visit the continent of Australia, which is located in the Southern Hemisphere. We learn quickly as we delve into the great unknown of this land, that the people there are called Aussies and that the word "Australia" means south. If you are a child that lives there you might be named Jack or Sophie. And if you live there you are able to eat some mighty good eatin' such as a vegemite sandwich which turns out to be a type of vegetable paste. YUM! Many of the things that families enjoy are similar to the same things we do in the United States, such as roasting meat on the "barbie" could be compared to our barbeque grill.

 There are many things to do in Australia such as snorkeling, spending time with your family, playing cricket, or celebrating Australia Day. It has been a true delight to learn more about this fascinating country.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.