Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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

About the Book:
Let's travel to Kenya! Number five in this exciting series travels to Africa to learn about the thrilling country of Kenya. This extraordinary book "If You Were Me and Lived in...Kenya- A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World" explores life for children on a new continent. The book touches on many familiar topics such as names, money, games,and food as well the sites and sounds that come with living in Africa. Embraced by educators, parents, and children, the series gently and respectfully introduces the subjects of cultures and customs around the world.

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:
 Whether you are teaching your child all about other cultures or whether you decided on Kenya, in particular, If You Were Me And Lived In Kenya, is a great way to learn more about a country on the other side of the world.  The Kenyan people live a little different life than we do in the United States. The children there have toys that are all handmade usually out of sticks, wire, or maybe some cloth. So children from this country have to be very imaginative to say the least. Money used there is called a shilling and the foods there sound amazing.

 The people of Kenya will cook beef or goat over an open fire much like we make barbeque in the U.S.. They would normally eat it with vegetables and flat bread. The children there also play a game called Cricket that involves hitting a ball with a bat across the ground. There are many things to be learned by visiting Kenya through Carole Roman's book that your child would thoroughly enjoy.

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