Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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

 If You Were Me and Lived in...Scotland: A Child's Introduction to Culures Around the World
About the Book:
Ms. Roman has a wonderful way of introducing younger children and there parents to different countries and this book about Scotland is excellent.

We learn that Scotland occupies about a third of the island of Great Britain and is made up of more the 790 islands.

Since Edinburgh is the capital, many people live, work and go to the university there where they can learn about medicine, law, engineering and science.

Children call their mothers, Mathair and there fathers, Daddah. Some of the more common boy’s names are Ian, Connor or Malcom. Girl’s common names are Kelsey, Margaret and Aillen.

Many people who visit take a trip to Loch Ness, a large freshwater lake in the Scottish Highlands. Some people claim to have seen Nessee a large dinosaur but nobody has even seen a picture of her so they are not sure if she is even there.

Like here golf is a favorite sport and played on a large open field. Of course the idea of the game is the same, to get a small hard ball into a tiny hole with as few strokes as possible.

After learning some of these interesting facts my family definitely would like to visit Scotland, wouldn’t you?.


About the Author:
Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the much lauded children’s book Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life. Her experience as a former social studies teacher is wonderfully apparent in her popular If You Were Me and Lived in… series, which now includes more than fifteen books.

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 Scotland where you would spend British pounds instead of dollars as it is in the United States.

 Some people would be surprised to learn that a unicorn is the country's official animal of their country. The Scots have not only a legendary animal representing them but their land is also home to the Lochness monster legend as well. Golf is a favorite sport there. Every morning you would wake up to a steaming hot meal of porridge or oatmeal as it is called here in the United States. 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.