Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived in...Renaissance Italy by Carole P. Roman, Illustratrated by Silvia Brunetti

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

If You Were Me and Lived in...Renaissance Italy is an interesting book for children from the If You Were Me and Lived in... Ancient Times series. It describes what it might have been like to live during the times of Renaissance Italy...it describes some popular boy and girl names, what would've probably been worn, what the inside of a home of a merchant family might have looked like, the transition from art to literature, what servants did, the different ways girls and boys were educated. Occasionally a question is asked in the book to help open up the listeners/readers more about what this book teaches or to introduce a topic. There is also a glossary of terms that used throughout the book located in the back of the book.

I liked that some parts of this book went into detail because children often ask the question of "what?" and "why?" a lot. It looked to me like this book would be for longer reading sessions for elementary aged children. I think that children would be able to visualize what some of the clothes from that time looked like, based on the written and visual descriptions. It also might be interesting to some children how the homes looked different, in comparison to what kind of home they might live in.

I think this book will definitely open up the minds of children to understand what living during the days of Renaissance Italy was like.

My review= 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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