Thursday, November 27, 2014

Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived in...Greece" by Carole P. Roman

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

f You Were Me and Lived In…Greece is another installment in the A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World series by Carole P. Roman. Children will learn about popular names in Greece they are given when they are born. They will also learn about foods, tourist sites, games, names for their mama, daddy, grandmother, and grandpa, and what their currency and schools are called in Greece. There are colorful pictures included which illustrate a lot of what is described about life for children in Greece. There is also a handy Greek pronunciation guide with definitions of those words in the back of the book.

I think this book will really help children to learn more about what it’s like to live in Greece. If some children know about the Olympics it might be interesting for them to learn that Greece is where the Olympics originated from.

If I was reading this book to children I would want to skip the part about visiting the past temple of a goddess.

I think the foods that are popular in Greece might interest the children because many of them have probably only heard about one of the foods being in the water, and one of them sounds like a dessert. I think that eating Basil cake during one of Greek holidays would also interest some of them because of a prize they might receive in a piece of cake.

This is a very interesting series of books for children. I think they will help (and probably continue to help) children learn about their classmates from different countries.

My review = 4 out of 5 stars

Disclosure of material connection: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher  in exchange for an honest review.


  1. You're welcome. I love reading and reviewing this series!