Sunday, April 26, 2015

MINI CHILDREN REVIEWS FOR - IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN HUNGARY, AND SCOTLAND - BY CAROLE P. ROMAN

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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.

MY MINI REVIEW/ THOUGHTS:

Carole P. Roman, has a great way of sharing the world with children.  In these fun books about different countries, we get to learn fun facts about the country. 

I love that these books show simple little things, like what you would call your mom and dad.  What they call "school".  Little things that kids can learn about different countries and cultures.  

I love sharing new cultures, and facts with my kids.  I want them to understand the importance of all people and the unique backgrounds they may come from.

Source:  I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review.  This did not influence my review in any way.  I was not compensated in  any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

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REVIEW #2

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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?.


MY MINI REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

Again, I love these stories.  I love learning about new countries and cultures myself, so they were fun for me to share with my kids.

I love how they teach little facts about what their money is called, what they would call their grandparents.  Little think like that, that could help connect a child to a friend who might be from another country.

I love that she brings the world to life.  The illustrations are fun, and it's a great way to share the world with kids.

Source:  I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review.  This did not influence my review in any way.  I was not compensated in  any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Carole P. Roman
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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.

Her first book, Captain No Beard - An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life has been named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 as well garnered the star of remarkable merit. It was named in the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Fiction 2012. Captain No Beard has developed in a series of 6 more books. She is the author of the best selling book, I Want To Do Yoga Too. Currently, she is working on her educational series that explores different cultures from a child's point of view. If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico, received the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's non-fiction 2012. If You Were Me and Lived in...Kenya received 5 Stars from the ForeWord Clarion Review. She just completed Russia with the help of her five year old grandson and loved every minute of it.

BOOK AWARDS
Captain No Beard An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life
Star of Remarkable Merit
Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012
NABE Pinnacle Award 2013
ERIK Award 2013
NABE Pinnacle Award 2013
Best in Children’s nonFiction
If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico
Pepper Parrot’s Problem with Patience
5 Stars ForeWord Review Clarion Review
If You Were Me and Lived in...Kenya
5 Stars ForeWord Review Clarion Review
Rebecca’s Reads Readers Choice Awards 2013
Childrens Books
2nd Place Strangers on the High Seas
Creative Non Fiction
If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway
General Non Fiction
If You Were Me and Lived in...France
Readers Views Literary Award 2013
Children Toddlers -5
1st Place Strangers on the High Seas
Honorable Mention
If You Were Me and Lived in...South Korea
Readers Views Kids Award for Best Children’s Book of the Year
Strangers on the High Seas