Sunday, July 6, 2014

Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived In...Norway 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…Norway is another installment in the An Introduction to Learning About Other Cultures series by Carole P. Roman. A girl points to where Norway is located in the world on the globe and she and a boy (maybe her brother) shows what it’s like to live there…from the common names of boys and girls, to a well-known hotel, to special qualities of the weather, to food, to recreational activities, to a special day celebrated by people in Norway, and also what they call their schools.

This book is filled with information that will open up little minds to what it’s like to live in Norway, and possibly create more questions from some of those minds filled with wonder. Children will notice similarities and differences in how life is in Norway versus their home country. I can imagine children saying something like “The weather is so funny there.”, or  “I’ve never seen a sky look like that.” I think they will also be fascinated by what “The Land of the Midnight Sun” means about Norway. I can imagine a child shouting “I’m from Norway!” when the story starts, if they are in fact from there. If the children who hear this story know anybody from Norway I believe that this book will help them to understand them better!

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

Disclosure of material connection: I received a free copy of this book from Red Feather Publishing in exchange for a review. 

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