Friday, June 6, 2014

Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived In...Portugal by Carole P. Roman

*****This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read.*****

If You Were Me and Lived in…Portugal is one of the books in the A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World series by Carole P. Roman. Topics that children commonly understand are covered in the book in relation to Portugal, such as children’s names, foods, games, school, etc. It uses a lot of Portuguese words with the pronunciation of the words in parenthesis; it also includes pictures on the adjoining pages oftentimes which will help readers visualize the Portuguese words, such as on the adjoining page with the word “boneca” there is a little girl playing with a doll. Children will also be able to learn about popular locations in Portugal, and might even be able to imagine traveling there with family.

This book really does a great job of helping children to put themselves in the shoes of people who live in Portugal. Basic facts are shown in a way that will open up the minds of children to help them understand how people in Portugal are not only different in some ways, but alike in a lot of ways also. When showing some of the Portugal sites in the book children might also be able to notice whether those sites look similar or different to sites they are familiar with in their home country. The glossary at the back of the book was helpful also. It defines Portuguese words used into English. 

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

Disclosure of material connection: I received a free copy of this book from Bostick Communications / Carole P. Roman in exchange for a review.


  1. You're welcome. I enjoyed it! I received another copy of this book in the mail. I will give it to someone or donate it, unless you tell me otherwise.