Sunday, July 6, 2014

Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived in...South Korea 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…South Korea is another installment in the An Introduction to Learning About Other Cultures series by Carole P. Roman. The book starts off with explaining that if you lived in South Korea your home would be located in East Asia. It then covers such topics such as the capital of South Korea, names for boys and girls, what the currency is called, what children would call their moms and dads, a popular tourist attraction, what meals are often like in restaurants, a martial art for self-defense, a major holiday in South Korea, etc. There is a handy pronunciation guide in the back of the book also.

I have noticed that most or all of the “An Introduction to Learning About Other Cultures” books seem to follow a pattern, which is good. The usually talk about topics such as what children would call their moms and dads, common boy and girl names, sports, tourist attractions, holidays, and something related to school in each of the books. I believe this gives children that are having all or most of the books read to them (or are reading them themselves) a great way to compare the different cultures. An outline can even be made by teachers or parents that are reading these books to children to compare the different cultures.

I believe this would be a great addition to any library of any school or home that wants to teach children about different cultures!

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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