Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived In...Turkey 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…Turkey is another installment in the A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World series by Carole P. Roman. Children will learn where Turkey is located on the globe, what the capital is, common boy and girl names, popular food choices, what children call their moms and dads, a popular sport, what a doll is called, the name for currency, a popular tourist attraction, a children’s holiday, and what school is called. There is also a pronunciation guide in the back of the book to help readers with words used throughout the book.

When children can see where Turkey is on the globe I believe it really will give them a good idea of how big or small the country is in relation to the countries that surround it. I believe that the way that people in Turkey dress, what they eat, and what their currency looks like is portrayed well, or at least helps me to imagine how these things are in Turkey. The picture of children holding hands in the back of the book is also a great way to show / encourage unity among the nations.

I really like learning about the types of food that people of different cultures eat through the books in this series. I also sometimes notice similarities with different sports that are played and in the names that children call their mothers and fathers.

Another great addition to the A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World series!

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 an honest review.


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