Thursday, June 19, 2014

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

 If you were me and lived in... Russia: A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World
About the Book:
Exploring the world has never easier—or more fun!—than with Carole P. Roman’s award-winning If You Were Me and Lived In… children’s series. Continuing its globetrotting tradition, If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia explores the magic and wonder of this captivating country. As children ages three to eight take a leisurely stroll around Russia, they will come across some of the country’s most recognizable sites, including the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and the Red Square. Learn about Russia’s yummy delicacies, like borscht and caviar, before playing popular Russian games like chess and “fipe”—a game children may know better as “tag”! 

Brimming with these and other fascinating facts, If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia is the perfect way to both entertain and educate your children about the great big world that exists outside their windows. From Russia’s festive New Year’s celebrations to popular Russian names, this charming addition to the If You Were Me and Lived in… family explains everything there is to know about one of the world’s most historic destinations. 

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:
 Russia is a huge country so much so that it has 9 different time zones and a variety of climates. The most populated city in Russia just happens to be their capital city, Moscow. Not only is Moscow the capital city it is also one of the main tourist attractions because of the Red Square. It is the central place in town and thereare many things that go on there, from shopping to historic buildings and cathedrals.If you were a boy in Russia the name Ivan is common and if you are a girl living there the Tatiana is fairly common.

 Your parents would be called Mamochka (Ma-Moosh-ka) and Papochka (Pah-Poosh-ka)---respectively. The common currency used in Russia is called rubles (roo-bles). Some favorite foods to be enjoyed there are borscht, piroshki, blini, and even fish eggs or caviar. If you live in a cold region of Russia you will enjoy a game of hockey with your friends. Children growing up there also enjoy playing chess and hide-and-seek.

 Russia is a very historic country as well as very interesting. It is a country rich in culture and rich in people!

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