Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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

If You Were Me and Lived in... Hungary: A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World (Volume 14)
About the Book:
Welcome to Hungary! Join Carole P. Roman and learn about this beautiful country in Central Europe. Packed with colorful illustrations, children will learn about the sights, currency, food, and even a few Hungarian words. This critically acclaimed series has been embraced by children, parents, and educators. Deceptively simple, it is jam packed with a vast array of information to ignite any child's interest in the world around them. 

About the Author:
Award winning author and former social studies teacher, Carole P. Roman is delighted to add Kenya to her wonderful series, "If You Were me and Lived in..." Her other series Captain No Beard has won numerous awards and has been recognized by both parents and teachers alike as a successful way to introduce lessons on tolerance, sharing, bullying, and responsibility. She lives on Long Island with her husband and very near her children and grandchildren who fill her life with joy.

My Review:
 Going on a trip or vacation especially to a faraway land is seemingly impossible for many people, especially children. But not impossible if you and your child can get your hands on a Carole Roman book from the If You Were Me and Lived In series. This series of books takes your children across the ocean to live and explore different regions around the world. The latest addition to the series takes us to Hungary where you would spend florin as currency there. The largest lake in central Europe, The Balaton is located in Hungary.

 Goulash is a favorite dish eaten there and of course everyone knows about the spice Paprika which is also a favorite of this land. Their favorite sport is water polo. Another favorite is handball, which can be watched on television. Hungary is also home to the neatest invention the Rubik's cube, created by Professor Erno Rubik in 1974. As you can see there is a lot to learn from this fascinating country.

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