Thursday, June 19, 2014

Review: If You Were Me and Lived In...Portugal by:Carole P. Roman

If You Were Me and Lived In...Portugal: A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World

About the Book:
Award winning and best selling author Carole P. Roman travels to beautiful Portugal. This pro active book invites children to think about Portugal's many wonders from the sunny Azores to the wide variety of food. Roman's If You Were Me books have a simple, winning formula: portray children from other countries and explain how familiar items and customs are the same, and how they differ, in the country being discussed... 

About the Author:
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.

My Review:
 Learning about life in Portugal is fun because of the If You Were Me and Lived In series, written by Carole P Roman. She takes a few facts from a foreign land and can turn them into a book geared for elementary aged children. This will educate them on Portugal in a FUN way!

 Portugal turns out to be located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe. The names of some of the children there that are quite common are Tomas and Maria. The common currency used there is euros. A favorite vacation spot is the Azores, which is a chain of 9 volcanic islands that add to the beauty of the landscape there. You can go on mountain trails, dive & swim with the ocean life.

 Many of the aromatic dishes there include fish, probably because it is in abundance there. The favorite recreational sport there is futeball which is a form of soccer to us living in the states. So as you can see there is still  many things to learn about this scenic land.

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