Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived in...China by Carole P. Roman, Illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga

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

If You Were Me And Lived in...China is another great children's book in the Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World series by Carole P. Roman! The book starts off by showing a boy and a girl from China pointing to where it is on the globe, it then explains further about what part of the world China is located in. It then shows what it is like for children to live in China, through the eyes of  boy and a girl.

I believe that children will notice a lot of differences in the Chinese language through this book, as compared to English and other languages they know. I believe that they will notice a lot of similarities in sports that are played there versus sports that are played in the United States. One of the tourist attractions might seem different to the children, in comparison to some other countries because it was made to keep people out of China, while a lot of other countries have been more welcoming of people from other countries (even though that tourist attraction is there the book explains that China is more welcoming of people from other countries today).
There is one part of the book I would not want to read to children even if it is true; that is the part about using the Chinese New Years to chase off evil spirits.
I like how this book uses the same topics of the other books in this series, which include names, games, currency, food, and tourist attractions. In my opinion, this gives children a very orderly way to compare the different cultures in each of the different countries the books are about.
My review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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